Walking towards safer driving
CARSGUIDE is an advocate for driver training, not only for youngsters but as a continuing process. With younger drivers over-represented in accident statistics, the more they know about all aspects of driving the better.
One initiative that has been forging a path to more aware drivers is Walk the Torque.
Organised by the Manningham City Council in Melbourne, the Rotary Club of Doncaster Sunrise, and teenagers in and around the Manningham area, it aims to raise funds for driver education.
Last year it raised more than $30,000 to provide senior secondary students with free and subsidised driver-training courses.
More than 500 young drivers have participated so far and the organisers say most have a greater respect for the road as a result.
We hear that a leading car brand is keen to get on board, which would be good.