Aware­ness work­shop cru­cial for young Dalby driv­ers

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

YEAR 12 high school stu­dents from Dalby State High School and Our Lady Of The South­ern Cross Col­lege at­tended a life aware­ness work­shop on Wed­nes­day for young driv­ers at the PCYC .

The sem­i­nar cov­ers ev­ery­thing from road safety to drug and drink-driv­ing, tak­ing a look at the dan­gers young driv­ers face be­hind the wheel.

The work­shop is run through­out South-East Queens­land by Sergeant David Nel­son and Se­nior Con­sta­ble Dar­ryl Camp­bell.

With the at­ten­dees cur­rently or close to hold­ing pro­vi­sional li­cences, Snr Const Camp­bell recognised the im­por­tance of ed­u­cat­ing in­ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers as early as pos­si­ble.

“The over­all pur­pose of the pro­gram is to re­duce road trauma and fa­tal­i­ties amongst this age group,” Snr Const Camp­bell said.

“These young adults are the fu­ture and we have to do all that we can to keep them safe on our roads.”

Dalby State High School stu­dent Jeanette Ge­nis ap­plauded the sem­i­nar.

“I found the work­shop re­ally in­for­ma­tive,” Jeanette said.

“It high­lighted a num­ber of is­sues such as drink driv­ing.

“Sgt Nel­son and Snr Const Camp­bell also kept it light-hearted and fun at times to keep ev­ery­one en­gaged.”

With more than 230 fa­tal ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents on Queens­land roads last year, there is strong ev­i­dence to sug­gest there is still enor­mous work to be done.

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