NEWLY-qualified drivers can now go on a special course to help them in their first months on the road.
Kirklees Council's driver training programme gives them vital information and practice driving on motorways, at night and in poor weather.
The next course starts on Monday.
Clr David Payne, council Cabinet member for the environment and transport, said: "Inexperience is one of the major contributory factors in road crashes. Compared to experienced motorists, newly-qualified drivers are up to 10 times more likely to be involved in a road crash in their first two years on the road.
"This scheme aims to promote safer driving styles and attitudes in a bid to reduce road crashes with one of our most at-risk groups."
He added: "This pilot scheme is an enhanced version of the nationally-recognised Pass Plus programme, which offers newly-qualified drivers practical tuition dealing with aspects of driving not usually covered in the learner syllabus."
The council's highway safety team will give advice on tackling attitudes and behaviour, highlighting the effects these have on driving performance.
The council is subsidising half the cost of the eight-hour course which means drivers will have to pay £54.
Clr Payne added: "Our additional attitude and behaviour module deals with why we behave the way we do when we're behind the wheel and how to recognise when our driving starts to suffer."
Extra training is also available to driving instructors who want to give their pupils more information on tackling driver attitudes and behaviour.
Driving instructors and newly-qualified drivers interested in the scheme can contact the driver training section on 01484 221155 for more information.