Latest instalment of Shepparton's unique driver education program taking place.RIAHN SMITH March 5, 2014 4:44am
Shepparton police are calling on Goulburn Valley youths to attend tonight’s Cool Heads driver education session.
The unique Shepparton program aims to tackle the region’s high road trauma statistics by educating young people about safe driving.
Cobram’s Lynda Tinker will tonight tell her heartbreaking story of road trauma.
Mrs Tinker and her young son Riley are still reeling from a car crash that left their husband and father Damien with a severe brain injury.
The session will also hear from front-line emergency response workers with organisations such as Shepparton Search and Rescue, Ambulance Victoria, and Victoria Police highway patrol and specialist collision units.
Shepparton police Crime Prevention Office Leading Senior Constable Glenn Gibson said the program aimed to emphasise how devastating one mistake could be.
‘‘It’s about highlighting, to young people especially, that one poor decision, or what seems like a minor lack of judgement or carelessness, can have terrible consequences,’’ Leading Sen Const Gibson said.
‘‘We want to see parents who’re bringing along the important young people in the their lives, and drivers on their Ls, or Ps and just starting to drive.
‘‘Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car should think about coming along.’’
For more information, phone Shepparton police on 5820
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
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