Students from The Henry Lawson High School received valuable insight into driving on our roads last Tuesday April 10 during a visit from Young Rotary Club members along with their impressive Driver Training Simulator.
Two years ago some Rotarians from Young Rotary Club became alarmed at the statistics showing the number of road accidents resulting in death and injury within the local district and after some extensive research it was found that the multi-screened Driver Training Simulator would play an important role in improving safety on our roads. The simulator can provide drivers of all ages varied lessons under different driving conditions.
Local Rotarian Frank Lincoln who attended THLHS along with honorary Rotarian Graeme Holmes, a former Highway Patrol and Youth Liaison Officer, said the simulator has definitely had a positive impact within the region with 680 students from 15 different high schools having received training.
"The fact it has been proven that this simulator heightens the awareness of safety issues to those who have used it is a positive step to better road safety habits from our learner drivers," said Mr Lincoln.
"Lessons on the simulator are designed to improve skills of all drivers, young and older, as it has proven to be useful for more experienced drivers to brush up on their skills as well as L-Platers learning to drive."
“Teachers, parents and local police have been so impressed with the results they would like to see the lessons being taught in all of the schools within the Cootamundra Area Command, and that is what Rotary are aiming to do, to continue to reduce the road toll by providing learner drivers with training to enhance their driving skills.”
Lessons on the simulator are designed to improve skills of all drivers.Frank Lincoln - Young Rotary Club
The Henry Lawson High School student Connor Day said, “The first trip was really good but afterwards during the second trip [where I was simulating driving under the influence] it felt like it wasn’t working properly, it was an eye opener.”
To find out more about the Driver Training Simulator or to make a booking for your school or organisation contact Young PCYC on 02 6382 5392.