Teenagers gain invaluableskills at driver training

By HELEN JACK

AMELIA WALSH found out yesterday that the difference between slamming and squeezing is enough to save your life.

"If you lock up your brakes (when driving) you do not have any control," said Amelia, 17, of Goonellabah.

"You have no ability to slow down or get out of a situation."

Amelia was one of ten students from Kadina High School, Goonellabah, taking part in the Safe Driver Training at the Campervan and Motorhomes Club of Australia (CMCA) grounds in Casino.

They joined students from St Mary's High School, Casino, in a day-long course that involved instruction on safe driving techniques with a chance to test it out on the track.

Sam Green, 17, also from Kadina High School said the course was invaluable because he found out things he did not learn when he was getting his driver's licence.

"You have to look ahead and around corners and stuff like that," he said.

"And know where to go to avoid hazzards.

"It has changed the way I drive.

"I will drive a lot more care- fully from now on."



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