Young apprentices were given a sobering new perspective on their driving abilities during a recent safe driving course, funded through the RAC’s Community Sponsorships program for the Waroona Lions Club.

This article originally appear in the October / November edition of the Horizons magazine.

The course, run by the RAC Driving Centre, covered defensive driving techniques, hazard perception, risk management and vehicle dynamics and was attended by apprentices under the age of 25 employed across Alcoa’s
Wagerup and Pinjarra sites. One young apprentice said the course had given him a wakeup call as a young road user.

“The facts actually shocked me and made me more aware of my driving ability and my car’s ability.”

RAC’s Sponsorship Manager Carina Lauder says reaching out to young people with targeted driver education helps create a safe road environment for everyone.

“Our Community Sponsorships program was developed to give something back to our members and the wider community and educating one of our most vulnerable road user groups is such an important part
of that work.”

The funding is part of the $415,000 already provided  to local communities since the RAC’s Community Sponsorships program began in 2011.