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Safe drive training

4/08/2017

​Safe Drive Training will be holding a driver safety program at the Mackay Showgrounds in Milton Street on Sunday 22nd October 2017.  This course runs from 8:30am to 3:45pm with students expected to have their own transport to and from the venue.  The Safe Drive Test Drive program is a special one-day driver awareness course aimed particularly at young and novice drivers.  It involves lectures, demonstrations, video presentations and in-car hands-on driving experiences all based on extensive research into young drivers’ crashes.  Participants learn safe driving techniques while they test drive a fleet of different cars.  Attendance at the course is for all young drivers especially those who think they are already good drivers.  The course is not only about improving your driving; it is about learning how not to become part of someone else’s accident. 

 

The course will cost $242 with a minimum number of 8 participants from our school.  If we do not reach this number, students will need to pay an extra $22.  Payments need to be paid to the office by 11th September 2017 to ensure a placement in the program, as our school will be participating with another school on the day.  The enrolment form and payment must be returned to the school at the same time.  Please note, once payment is made it is non-refundable.

 

Participants must have a Learner’s Permit or Provisional Licence.  This is not a learn to drive course, so participants need at least five hours of experience and should be able to start, take-off, steer, brake and change gears (if using a manual).  This program does not count as log book hours as it is a training program.  Participants will receive a Certificate of Course Completion for display in their portfolio.  Many of Australia’s largest companies now require staff to undertake Defensive Driving Courses as part of their employment.  As such this certificate may be beneficial to participants when applying for a job position especially if driving is involved.