Training boosts driver knowledge
DRIVER inexperience is often quoted as a contributing factor in many crashes involving young drivers, but for one group of Ipswich teens, they are now safer on the road.
The teens took part in a defensive driving course with Safe Drive Training, with mining giant BHP covering the cost of the day.
Starting at the basics, the course took the trainees through everything from how to sit properly behind the wheel to the effects of drugs and alcohol, as well as teaching practical skills, including safe braking techniques and lane changes.
Abbie Chapman, an 18-year-old P-Plate driver, said she had benefited greatly from the course, and now felt safer driving.
"I never knew how much I didn't know about driving," Ms Chapman said.
P-Plate driver Lewis Worrall said he enjoyed course.
"The instructors were good, they were friendly, it got the message across."