Fo­cus goes on bet­ter driv­ers

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Part­ners Porirua is try­ing to im­prove driv­ing by in­creas­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for safe driver ed­u­ca­tion and driv­ing prac­tice.

It has joined forces with spon­sors Cal­tex, NZ Trans­port Agency and the Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion to con­nect teenagers who would other­wise not have the op­por­tu­nity to learn to drive with men­tors from the com­mu­nity.

At a re­cent cel­e­bra­tion to mark the grad­u­a­tion of 15 stu­dents from the sec­ond Com­mu­nity Driver Men­tor Pro­gramme, men­tor Denys Latham said he felt the project was work­ing.

‘‘This is my sec­ond time around as a driv­ing men­tor,’’ he said. ‘‘I can un­equiv­o­cally say it makes a dif­fer­ence. The driver be­comes bet­ter in­formed and bet­ter skilled on the road.’’

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