Mossman youth hear safe driving message
THE annual Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program was held on Tuesday at Mossman Showgrounds and 60 Year 11 students of Mossman State High School learned a variety of skills in preparation for their driving on our roads.
Mr John Anich, the organiser of the event on behalf of the Rotary Club of Mossman, welcomed the students and brought to their attention the dangers for young people behind the wheel.
“Driving gives independence and freedom,” Mr Anich said, “but a driver’s licence also comes with great responsibility.
“By learning some basic skills here today, hopefully you will make better choices when you get your licence and reduce the chance of having a crash,” he said.
The day covered a range of driver awareness topics including hazards and distractions, speed and stopping and a crash victim’s story.
Mr Stephen Lee from Port Douglas/Mossman Driving School donated his time and gave each student a practical session in his Learner Vehicle.
“The students were really cooperative and enjoyed the experience,” Mr Lee said.
Representatives of the Mossman Police Station also provided tips on safe driving.
Also promoted during the day was the Keys 2 Drive program, a federal government in- itiative which gives learners one free driving lesson on both theoretical and practical components.
Organisers said the day was a success and the students responded very well.
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John Anich welcomes students to the Ryda program day