Potential New Drivers Confronted With Crash Realities
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson attended the Young Drivers Expo in Tamworth today and was taken through a scenario where a group of young girls lose control of a car and the tragic consequences following the crash
The crash scenario was part of the annual Young Drivers Expo that teaches year 11 students, learner and provisional drivers from across the region about road safety, dealing with issues of speed, drugs, alcohol and drink driving, fatigue and other challenges associated with owning a motor vehicle.
Mr Anderson said today was a very confronting and sobering reminder of how dangerous motor vehicles are and the tragic consequences that can occur when it all goes wrong.
“Today students listened and learned from a range of Emergency Service Personal including crash investigators, Ambulance, Police, Fire and Rescue as well as Roads and Maritime services.
“The expo is designed to get young people thinking about attitude and the responsibilities of a driver and a passenger of a motor vehicle, as well as the need to plan ahead and avoid dangerous and risky behaviour when in a motor vehicle.
“They also learnt of the legal consequences that can occur as a result of their actions and in some instances it could change their lives forever.
“A special thanks to all the services involved in particular Crash Investigator Peter Ryan and Ambulance Paramedic Inspector Ray Tait for their continued involvement in this critical driver education program.
“I believe that attending the Young Drivers Expo should be compulsory for every young person seeking to obtain a drivers licence,” Mr Anderson concluded.
The Expo runs until tomorrow from 9:00am to 2:30pm at TRECC.