Students receive crash course in driver education
NORTH Burnett school students received a crash course in driver education when Bundaberg Drivers College came to town.
Students from Eidsvold and Mundubbera State Schools attended the Driver Distraction Education Roadshow in Mundubbera on June 24, courtesy of the Mundubbera Rotary Club.
Drivers College owner Robert Andrews said all students who took part in the course were provided with a free additional lesson credited to their log book.
“It was a really good day with 48 students from both schools attending,” he said.
“The Rotary Club paid for our fuel costs, and the rest was done by us volunteers, so overall a successful day.”
Students were shell-shocked at how easy it was to kill someone on the road while being distracted, according to Mr Andrews.
“We watched videos, showed car crashes and the devastating results following them,” he said.
“We even used drug and drink driving goggles, actually showing the kids how it can affect them while they’re driving.”
Braking distance and speed training were also provided to educate students before they applied for their learner or provisional licences in the coming years.
Being a not-for-profit entity operated by trained driver educators, Drivers College will now be providing lessons to regional drivers regularly.
“We’ll be out there once again on the second week of the school holidays, and then we’ll be coming out once a month, or once every six weeks,” Mr Andrews said.
“Anyone who wants driver education, whether they’re training for their test, or just learning, we’ll be servicing other areas in the region.”
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