The next Teensafe course for L and P plate young drivers is being planned for the school holidays on Monday 24 January, 2022 at Moruya Speedway – subject to Covid and Lockdown restrictions at the time. Cars and instructors provided.
For registration form and more info visit www.teensafemoruya.org
Above: from a recent Teensafe course at Moruya Speedway with the Teensafe vehicle and students Stephanie, Josh, Tyson, Callum, Alex
Above: the group learning CPR in the basic First Aid segment of the Teensafe course. Next Teensafe course is in school holidays on Thursday 8th July at Moruya Speedway for L and P teen drivers. Teensafe provides the cars and instructors for only $80.
The locally volunteer-run TeenSafe program is conducted during school holiday periods at the Motor Sports Complex on Donnellys Drive, Moruya by a group of dedicated driving instructors.
The TeenSafe program commenced in 1999 as a request from members of the local community to provide young people with information and practical experiences in safe driving. 'L' and 'P' plate drivers develop driving skills in a controlled environment and under the supervision of trained instructors.
Photos by Gary Smith
Their aim is to give 'L' and 'P' plate drivers basic driving skills and experiences in a safe and controlled environment. The courses are held over 1 day 10am-3pm with a maximum of 6-7 students.
The program consists of both theory and practical elements and teaches basic skills as well as safety aspects of driving. It is a detailed presentation teaching driving skills in a fun, positive and safe manner with emphasis being placed on slowing down, hazard perception and the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Tuition is on a 'one to one' basis in the vehicles - all supplied by TeenSafe.
Approximately 85% of the course consists of actual driving time and students are able to concentrate on basic driving skills without the added distraction of normal road traffic. Vehicle maintenance and safety checks are demonstrated and discussed.
Volunteers are always being sought to assist in all aspects of the organisation of TeenSafe Courses, and all training will be provided for prospective volunteers. If you enjoy driving and inter-acting with young people volunteering with TeenSafe could be for you.
Teensafe welcomes mature licenced drivers to help out for a day every couple of months by sitting in the passenger seat while a student drives, or by helping anytime with admin or car maintenance. Teensafe have a fleet of cars at Moruya Speedway.
Gary Smith, Teensafe Manager says "If we can help teenagers drive safely, then the roads are safer for all of us"
The next Teensafe course is planned for the school holidays on Monday 24 January at Moruya Speedway – subject to Covid restrictions at the time. Cars and instructors provided. at Moruya Speedway. Providing teenagers with a safe driving experience and education behind-the-wheel in a supervised environment. Just $80 !!
For those interested in the course go to www.teensafemoruya.org for info and to register.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teensafe works because of volunteers.