Jacqui Rimmington, Justin Williamson, Cara Simmonds and David Rimmington will be participating in a youth driver awareness programme.
Jacqui Rimmington, Justin Williamson, Cara Simmonds and David Rimmington will be participating in a youth driver awareness programme. Mike Knott

Rotary raises safety awareness

JUSTIN Williamson and Cara Simmonds will have their eyes opened to the dangers of getting behind the wheel, thanks to the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program.

The Bundaberg North State High students, both 16, are among a group of teens who will take part in a one-day program that will show them the way to road safety.

“Road safety really worries me, and I worry about getting in a crash or my friends getting hurt, so it's good to do something like this before I get my licence,” Cara said.

“I think it will help us all become safer drivers.”

Driving instructors and police will offer demonstrations of safe stopping distances, hazard perception tests and road rule discussions, in a bid to keep young drivers alive and safe.

“If we save one person's life with what we have taught a child, then we've done our job,” Rite Moves driving instructor Jacqui Rimmington said.

“The reason this program is so important is because it reaches them before they even get into a car and drive, and makes them more aware of safety.”

For more information on the program, visit visit www.ryda.org.au.



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