Driver workshop shocks students
THE squeal of brakes was enough to shock high school students at a Rotary Youth Driver Awareness workshop yesterday.
“It doesn’t seem like it takes far to stop when you’re in the car, but it’s quite a long way,” 15-year-old Ashleigh Gidding said, after she took part in a demonstration of stopping distances.
About 170 students from Bundaberg North, Isis, Monto and Rosedale state high schools listened intently as Bundaberg Police Sergeant Marty Arnold told them one student from each group was likely to die on the roads within five years.
They also heard stories of a crash survivor.
“They come away with a different attitude, and it could save lives,” organiser, Bundaberg Rotary president Susan Marstaeller, said.