Walk­ing to­wards safer driv­ing

Herald Sun - Motoring - - The Week -

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.

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