Teaching youths safe driving habits
Sep 07, 2011
THERE’S a big difference between learning how to drive, and how to pass a driving test.
One teaches total car control and road awareness, the other merely lets a young driver join the herd.
World famous rally driver Alister McRae knows everything there is to know about car and driver behaviour, and is now teaching WA’s pre-licensed youth about safe driving and road safety via his fully-accredited Speedaware training program.
“It’s run for young people and their parents to help them identify high-risk drivers and road manners,” McRae said.
“Once a young person is a passenger in a car, their safety is in the hands of the driver.”
“We equip young people to make better decisions so they avoid putting themselves and others in dangerous situations.”
The Osborne Park-based company’s training and awareness program consists of four modules, each of two hours duration and costs $90.
All four modules completed in a full-day course costs $300.
Free parent information evenings on the program are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm.
Bookings can be made online at speedaware.com.au
The driving component is conducted in a fleet of new Proton Satrias and a Lotus Evora.
Proton managing director John Startari said his company was delighted to support SpeedAware’s innovative youth driver program.
“Teaching road safety from a young age is an effective way to develop long-term safe driving habits,” Mr Startari said.
Proton and McRae have an existing association through the Proton R3 Rally Team which is currently placed first and second in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
Youth driver training is one of several defensive, road and fourwheel driving courses offered at SpeedAware.
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