Police lift the bonnet for women on road safety
KNOWING how to change a tyre could be the skill that keeps you safe if you car breaks down on the side of the road.
That’s why Black Toyota Dalby, Neighbourhood Watch and Dalby police have joined forces to host a safe driving workshop for women this Saturday, January 28.
Under the Bonnet is aimed at empowering women with basic car maintenance skills and road safety knowledge.
Senior Sergeant David Tierney said it’s about encouraging women to be prepared for the unexpected, particularly in rural areas on long stretches of road.
“The workshop is about trying to get them to think ahead and not get stuck in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception and a flat tyre or a broken down car,” Snr Sgt Tierney said.
“It’s three hours between most of the major centres.
“The whole idea of the workshop is teaching personal safety.
“We are targeting women so they have an environment to feel free to ask questions.”
Black Toyota service manager Rosie Crank said the workshop consists of five stations where mechanics will demonstrate basic skills such as changing a tyre or checking water in the engine.
“Motoring is a male dominated industry so we are saying to women ‘you can do it too’, it’s not just a mechanic thing but a safety thing,” she said. PHOTO: JULIA BAKER
UNDER THE BONNET: The workshop aims to empower women with road safety.