TRAIN KIDS EARLY

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Readers Write -

I AM­inter­ested in the en­deav­our by CAMS to pro­mote pre-li­cence train­ing and to seek ad­di­tional fi­nance.

My sug­ges­tion is that the mo­tor­ing as­so­ci­a­tions — NRMA, RACV and the like — be en­cour­aged to join in.

Last year, when read­ing the RACV’s an­nual re­port, I felt that rather than con­tin­u­ing to ex­pand its tourist and golf­ing as­sets it should do much more in schools to­wards pre-li­cence pro­pa­ganda and train­ing.

Its an­nual re­port, Sup­port­ing Our Com­mu­ni­ties, showed $1.5 mil­lion had been spent over 13 years, an av­er­age of $125,000 a year.

It’s a very small amount com­pared with a 2009-2010 profit of $63.5 mil­lion.

We keep hear­ing about mul­ti­ple car crashes in­volv­ing young driv­ers.

This is be­com­ing an epi­demic and needs to be tar­geted by a com­mu­nity cam­paign, as is done for health is­sues such as smok­ing and cancer.

PeterBar­wood

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