WHITSUNDAY Christian College students took part in a Safe Driver Training program at the Whitsunday Driver Education Training Facility last Thursday.
WHITSUNDAY Christian College students took part in a Safe Driver Training program at the Whitsunday Driver Education Training Facility last Thursday.

Students put knowledge to the test

WHITSUNDAY Christian College students took part in a Safe Driver Training program at the Whitsunday Raceway and Driver Education Training Facility last Thursday.

Starting off with theory, the students then applied their knowledge on the track using speed detection devices and markers to test car speeds and driver control.

The one day course allowed the teenagers to ask questions and learn about the importance of being safe drivers whether out on the road or on a track.

It also provided the students with an understanding based on extensive road safety research of the causes of crashes and how these situations can be best avoided.

Student Bobby Field said the course was awesome as the course covered information about a variety of cars from Formula One to standard family cars.

Fellow student Luke Brooks said he enjoyed using the radar devices.

"It has been interesting looking at skid patterns and how accidents could be avoided," he said.

Driver instructor Ian Douglas hosted the course and said the program gave the students an opportunity to practice not only how to get themselves out of these situations but how to avoid them happening in the first place.

Safe Drive Training started high school-based driver education programs in South-east Queensland schools in 1996 and since then have trained more than 37,500 novice drivers.


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