Motorists have the chance to sign-up for free driving sessions in a bid to reduce crashes and deaths on UK roads.

IAM Roadsmart, the independent road safety charity, is initially inviting drivers in Portsmouth and Southampton to get involved and learn how to safely navigate the local roads.

The scheme will start with 100 free modules for drivers in these cities and will then be rolled out nationwide later this year.

Any new drivers or those that have had an incident or near miss recently is welcome to apply for a free expert session to help with their driving skills and confidence levels.

The tuition will last an hour and a quarter and take place in the driver’s own car. The expert assigned will give in-depth advice and tips on one of seven key areas identified by IAM RoadSmart as being of concern to a number of UK drivers today.

The modules usually retail at £49 each. The 100 free modules offered by IAM RoadSmart are available from today until 4 August and are being offered on a first come, first served basis by calling 0300 303 1134, quoting ‘Solent Module Offer’. There is one module available per person and applicants must state which of the seven specific driving options listed above that they would like support in when they call.

Full details can be found at . All applicants must hold a full driving licence.

Sarah Sillars, IAM RoadSmart Chief Executive Officer, said: “We wanted to do something that directly tackles the issue of safety on our roads. So we have decided to offer free, practical advice that can help drivers in the regions where some of the most dangerous roads are located.

“The tuition is one-to-one, and is designed to help drivers feel more confident behind the wheel. For the cost of a phone call, you could refresh your knowledge and become a better driver. Taking part might be the best decision you make all year!”