Early start behind the wheel is vital
PETER Brock learned to drive when he was still in short pants.
Young Brock was skidding around the family property at the wheel of a home-built special at a time when most of his school mates would probably have been learning to ride their first bicycle.
Todd and Rick Kelly, two of the current V8 Supercars stars, both learned to drive before they were eight years old on a family property at Mildura.
Motorcycles came first, when the Kelly kids were less than five, followed by a range of farm machinery including tractors. Then a top-quality safe driving course, the purchase of a low-powered first car, and strict supervision of where, when and how any driving is done.
Then more training for the next 20 years or more, with regular safe-driving refreshers and updates in every new car through the garage.
So far it seems to have worked fairly well— for me.
Peter Brock was a supporter of road safety initiatives such as the Drive 4 Life campaign which aimed to help drivers from rural Victoria learn driver safety