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Green light for driving college

Drivers’ College instructor Lyle Whitley instructs Emma Whitley on road safety.
Drivers’ College instructor Lyle Whitley instructs Emma Whitley on road safety. Scottie Simmonds

A DRIVING school aimed at giving 15-year-olds some experience behind the wheel before they hit the road has been approved.

The plan for the Drivers' College, to be set up near the old QC Brickworks site, was approved yesterday by Bundaberg Regional Council's planning and development committee.

College director Robert Andrews said driving tutors would take participants in the scheme over a car, explaining how it worked.

They would then be put in stationary cars set up on rollers that would allow them to practise skills such as braking.

The students would then be placed in cars and taught how to drive on a network of roads to be constructed at the site.

Mr Edwards said the lease for the site was signed with the State Government on Wednesday evening, and he expected it to be operational in four to six months.

The Drivers' College is a not-for-profit organisation, and was being supported by corporate sponsors in the Bundaberg region.

The plan is to train 24 students a day.

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