Prize car helps one lucky learner driver get in gear for London 2012

 Hayley Comer with her new Peugeot 107 supplied by Robins and Day Hanwell

It’s hard to beat the feeling of passing your driving test. But for Hayley Comer, age 22, from Uxbridge, the good news just kept coming when she won a car the very next week in a competition run by TSO, the official publisher for the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

Hayley, who is training for a place in the London 2012 Olympic athletics team, won a brand new Peugeot 107 Urban Lite.

Hayley says the car will be life changing as she heads to Loughborough University this month to study sports medicine for one year as part of her medical degree; allowing her to drive to university and fit in training with top athletics coaches for her favourite event, the 400 metre hurdles.

She entered the competition in the official DSA theory test revision materials, which she says gave her the confidence to pass her theory test with an impressive 49 correct answers out of 50, and a practical test with only five driving faults.

'I was really proud of myself when my driving examiner told me I had passed the test. I knew I had driven well, but the real sense of achievement is starting to set in now I can drive on my own.

'I had a real rush of emotions when I found out I had won the car. The Peugeot 107 is my favourite car too.'

Hayley won the competition after proving her knowledge of safe driving by correctly answering the competition questions included within the TSO-published Official DSA Theory Test for Car Drivers Book and by answering the tie-breaker question; ‘Learning to drive will change my life, because..?’

TSO runs the annual competition to encourage safe and responsible driving as part of learner drivers’ preparation for their theory and practical driving tests.

Hayley has named her new bright red Peugeot ‘Dorothy’, after the magic slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She added: ”I hope to fit in lots of hard winter training to give myself an outside chance of getting on the Great Britain Team for the 2012 Olympics – miracles do happen, after all I have just won a car!”

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