A GROUP of Wonthaggi Secondary College students participated in a defensive driving program that focused on driver psychology, risk reduction and attitude change last Monday.
The Greenlight Youth Driver Education course was supported by the San Remo, Cowes and Grantville and Districts Community Bank branches, as well as Bendigo Bank’s youth arm Lead On Australia and CGU Insurance.
San Remo Community Bank manager Michael Scott said the one-day course, presented by Motorvation Mobile, was targeted at learner or pre-learner drivers, aiming to help improve their skills by providing them with access to a driver behaviour evaluation.
“The course is valued at $4450, but thanks to our customers believing in the Community Bank and what it can deliver, these young people will be able to participate for free,” he said.
“This course includes theory and practical driving sessions with two motion simulators and covers a range of topics such as road laws, defensive driving techniques and what to do in emergency situations.”
San Remo District Financial Services company chairman Terry Ashenden said the Community Banks were proud to support the program.
“We believe we will have a great response to this program, which shows the desire for local young people to ensure their safety on our roads and their commitment to being responsible drivers,” he said.
“It is amazing that as a community company we are in the position to invest in our young people through a program like this. It is truly only possible because of our dedicated customer base across our three branches.
“Road safety in our community is paramount and we see nothing more important than ensuring our young people don’t hit the road vulnerable.”
If you would like to know more about how the San Remo District Financial Services operates, call Terry Ashenden on 0411 131 215.