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Information and advice for young people in Suffolk


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Transport can make a big difference to your life when you rely on it to get to college or work, and it might take a big chunk of your money each month.

Information and advice to keep travel costs down

We recommend you look into getting monthly, termly or yearly travel passes to work out whether this will save you money in the long run if you frequently use public transport.

Also ask your learning provider about help with transport costs to sixth form or college.

Opt in for school or post-16 travel, visit the Suffolk on board website

If you are aged 16 to 19 years old you can get 25% off bus travel with an Endeavour Card. For details visit Suffolk on board website 

If you are 16 to 25 years old you can get 1/3 off train travel with a Railcard. For details visit

Cycling can be a free, great way for you to get around Suffolk, and you can get to places surprisingly quickly on a bike! Green Suffolk has loads of information about cycling, including detailed cycle routes for different areas in Suffolk. For details take a look at the Green Suffolk website.

Information and advice about driving and road safety

Suffolk County Council, run a 'Get in Gear' course to give young people aged between 17 and 19 who have passed their test within the last year, skills to help them feel more confident about driving independently. For details visit Suffolk Road Safe website

For tips on protecting yourself on the road, visit: Suffolk Roadsafe website 

Find useful information on learning to drive The BBC website, visit: BBC website

Apply for a provisional driving licence, visit: GOV.UK website

Watch this: Questions to ask when choosing a driving instructor video 

If you have passed your driving test and want to improve your driving skills, visit Safe Driving for Life Website 

Advice about different road safety risks for drivers and passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists, visit THINK!Education website

How to drive responsibly:

  • Always where a seat belt, 
  • Never drink or take illegal drugs before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
  • When planning a night out with friends where you will be drinking choose who in your group is going to be the designated driver. 
  • If you do drink be aware you may still have alcohol in your system in the morning, which means it will be unsafe to drive.
  • if you know that you need to drive the next day, it’s probably safer not to drink at all.

Where to get a proof of age ID

The 'Citizen Card' provides you with 100% proof of age, and acts as a form of identity. For details visit

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