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Young drivers learn about road safety

Bec Andlemac, YMCA Springfield Community Centre Coordinator, participants experiencing Vision Impairment Goggles and Constable Rebecca Franklin.
Bec Andlemac, YMCA Springfield Community Centre Coordinator, participants experiencing Vision Impairment Goggles and Constable Rebecca Franklin.

A FREE Road Safety Workshop was held on the weekend for young drivers who have their Learners and Provisions Drivers Licences.

The workshop was held at the YMCA Springfield Lakes Community Centre and provided information on car knowledge, understanding a car and road safety, the fatal five including standard drinks and vision impairment goggles and practical hands on experience with vehicle maintenance.

During the presentation by Sergeant Nadine Webster and Constable Rebecca Franklin from the Springfield Station participants were informed on the legal, financial, psychological and life long consequences of the Fatal Five.

They were also provided information on the driver distraction competition that is currently running across the Ipswich District.

Can you come up with a slogan that police can use to as part of a campaign to remind drivers of the dangers of distraction whilst driving?

  • To enter, submit a slogan that addresses any form of distraction whilst driving and promotes road safety.
  • The prizes for this competition have been provided by Pro-Drive Ipswich and include ten prizes of three driving lessons, valued at $1,800.
  • The winners will have their slogans/artwork printed on resources utilised by Ipswich Police District.
  • Entries must be received by 4pm on March 24.
  • For more information on how you can enter and conditions see the Competition Entry Form here.
  • For further details please contact Sergeant Nadine Webster at Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit, DCPC.Ipswich@police.qld.gov.au or call (07) 38171351.

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