Prize Peugeot gets Lizzie’s driving life started safely

Lizzie Hruza was thrilled to be on the road after a difficult start to her driving life, but the good news just kept coming when she was told that she had won a brand new car.

Competition time!

Lizzie entered the annual Win a Car Competition run by TSO (The Stationery Office) the official publisher for the DSA (Driving Standard Agency) when she was learning to drive.

She was announced the winner of the Peugeot 107 Access at the end of 2012 and it was the perfect end to a very good year for her.

Lizzie won the competition by answering all the competition entry questions correctly and by completing the tie breaker: “Learning to drive will change my life, because…?”

Lizzie answered: “Driving for me will be a constant reminder that my epilepsy is controlled now; living a normal life, I can finally begin my midwifery degree.” Her ambition and positive outlook made her answer stand out to the judges.

How Lizzie’s life has changed:

Lizzie was very emotional when she found out that she was the winner. “This belting news felt unbelievable and utterly magical.”

Since entering the competition Lizzie has passed her theory and practical tests. ”The DSA theory test books were a stepping stone for me and helped me feel more prepared and confident.” Lizzie has had lots of support from her mum and dad to help her fulfil her dreams that she feared would be impossible due to her epilepsy. Now her epilepsy is controlled Lizzie says:

“Winning the car has filled me with gratitude and many future prospects. I hope I set a good example of how the right balance of medication and lifestyle choice can help overcome the disorder, that when you are young feels so restrictive and unfair. Who knows what 2013 holds for me now?”

Lizzie has named her car ‘Polly the Pug’ and is looking forward to using the car to help her achieve her midwifery goals, making everything that bit more achievable and less worrying for her and the family. She will now be able to travel to and from university, and long-distance journeys for training will no longer be a problem.