Ro­tary en­cour­ages driv­ers to be safer on the roads

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

ABOUT 40 young driv­ers from Proser­pine State High School and Bowen State High School learned how to be more vig­i­lant on the road by at­tend­ing the Ro­tary Ad­vanced Driver Ed­u­ca­tion course at the Whit­sun­day Race­way.

The Ro­tary Club of Air­lie Beach has hosted the pro­gram for the past nine years in an at­tempt to en­cour­age young driv­ers to be safe road users.

The three one-day cour­ses were fo­cused on teach­ing the­ory work about safely op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle as well as prac­ti­cal skills such as ha- zard per­cep­tion, brak­ing sys­tems and emer­gency stop­ing.

Ro­tary Club of Air­lie Beach pres­i­dent Roger Boast said if the course could save one per­son’s life even in 10 years, it would be worth it.

AD­VANCED DRIV­ING: Whit­sun­day youth Joe Borellini, Peter Lit­tle, Danielle Drab­sch, Kieran An­der­son, Han­nah Larkin, Tom Colling­wood with John Fraser Fleet se­nior in­struc­tor Bruce Horey, Lach­lan Brown, Thomas Rud­dell and Ro­tary Club of Air­lie Beach pres­i­dent Roger Boast learned valu­able driv­ing skills at the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Tues­day.

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