Awareness workshop crucial for young Dalby drivers
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.