Youngsters behind wheel
EIDSVOLD State School students have been enlightened about road safety.
Peter Bizley and Ian Douglas, from www.driversafety.com, were in the region last week, educating young chil- dren – the future drivers.
Senior instructor Peter Bizley said the group covered Australia, but had a specific emphasis on rural areas.
The program involved the use of driving simulators.
“This project is being sponsored by (coal seam gas ex- plorer) QGCas the areas they work, like Eidsvold, have experienced an increase in traffic from the company’s activity and young children are targeted as they are the future drivers,” Mr Bizley said.
“This is mainly for rural areas and indeed some of the kids spotted kangaroos on the simulators.”
Year 6 student Shakira Beezley said she was happy to have tried the simulator and, like many rural children, the 11-year-old has grown up driving on the family paddock outside the town.
“I have been driving for about a year now because I live on a big paddock outside town, but the simulator is a bit different,” she said.
The program has covered Biloela, Eidsvold, Mundubbera and Monto before being sent to their next posting.