How would you feel letting your 10-year-old child behind the wheel of a car?

Well by the end of this month, the streets could be flooded by them.

Not on the streets of London though. Instead on specially designed courses, fitted with traffic signs and all.

A new driver training course aimed at 10-17 year olds will launch at Crystal Palace's home ground in an effort to reduce fatal accidents on the road.

Four hundred people are killed in accidents involving young drivers every year in the UK.

One in five newly qualified drivers crash within six months of passing their test.

Only eight per cent of drivers are aged 17 – 24 and yet they account for 30 per cent of people who are killed in cars every year.

A spokesperson for Young Driver - the company in charge of the course - said: "For those who have taken an Admiral Young Driver course, the rate of accidents in that worrying first six months drops by more than a half, to fewer than one in ten. The scheme has now given more than 450,000 lessons at over 45 venues across Britain."

During the lessons dual controlled Vauxhall Corsas are used and tuition is provided by driving instructors.

On a specially constructed road system with traffic signs, and specific areas for practising manoeuvres. A personalised diary charts how they do.

Kim Stanton from Young Driver said: “We are absolutely delighted to be launching in Croydon for the first time.

"We have been trying to find a suitable venue in the area for quite some time, as it’s a location customers have long been asking for. Selhurst Park is ideal, being easily accessible and we’ll also be able to set up an interesting course for keen young learners.

Driving tuition is available for disabled youngsters and Young Driver can also cater for birthday parties. Thirty or sixty minute lessons must be booked in advance. Lessons start from £34.95.

Young Driver will initially run approximately once a month at Selhurst Park.