Driving Centre

CPR on the move

Driving in today’s environment often presents challenges and travelling as a passenger with the lack of control of being behind the wheel can be a trying experience. Now imagine being a paramedic in an emergency situation delivering CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to a patient in a moving ambulance.

St John Ambulance used RAC DTEC’s facilities to conduct a feasibility study examining effects of motion on the quality of CPR in a moving vehicle, comparing the LUCAS™2 Chest Compression System versus traditional manual CPR. The simulation was set up using a manikin and the LUCAS™2 and the benefit of the RAC DTEC road circuit allowed consistent trial conditions – the same driver, speed and driving conditions.

GET Sandy: 17 – 19th April 2015

After setting up camp at Pinnacles Holiday Park on Friday evening, our second GET Sandy event got underway early on Saturday morning with a relaxed start over a cup of coffee and a good chance to socialise before the inevitable comparison of vehicles commenced. There was a great range for the tour from a stock Triton to a Landrover Discovery 3 to a modified GU Patrol ute.

Transport to Treatment, RAC supports Cancer Council WA

Travelling to and from medical appointments is difficult for many people affected by cancer.  Cancer treatment usually occurs over an extended period of time and requires repeated attendance at facilities which may be far from home. Radiotherapy, in particular requires daily attendance for up to six weeks and a common side effect is fatigue so appropriate travel options to health services are vital.

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Free2go car maintenance workshop

RAC hosted its first ever car maintenance workshop in February for our free2go Roadside Assistance members and their parents.

Members who attended the workshop learnt about general car maintenance including how to change a tyre, fluids, lights and breakdown safety, and was run by roadside assistance patrols and RAC DTEC trainers. The free2go members and their parents were split up into small groups and rotated around the different demonstration stations getting one to one expertise from the patrols and driver trainers.

RAC DTEC helping keep Fair Game volunteers safely on track

Fair Game is a volunteer organisation inspiring healthy communities by delivering unique health education and fitness programs to underserviced communities through recycling donated sports equipment.

RAC DTEC is proud to have supported the group’s efforts since 2013 and in February 2015, RAC DTEC trainer, Jurgen Lunsmann, attended a Fair Game WA training session at Christ Church Grammar School, where 50 volunteers aged between 18 and 25 were preparing for their upcoming journey to deliver donated sports equipment to remote Western Australian Communities.