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Road safety program for new drivers

Story courtesy of the Dungog Chronicle;

A four-week driver education program will commence in Dungog next month. The program aims to raise the awareness of road safety for new drivers and their families.

Presentation topics include, the consequences of car crashes, drugs and alcohol, head and spinal injuries plus strategies for safer driving. This includes the NSW Government’s free ‘helping learner drivers become safe drivers program.’

Where | Dungog SES headquarters, Clarence Town Road
When | Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 May
Time | 6.30pm
Cost | $20 per family

For more information contact
Allen Shrimpton 0438 922 091
Beau at the Dungog Shire Community Centre 4992 1133.

The program is presented by Dungog Shire Community Centre, NSW Government, Dungog Shire Council, Rotary Club of Dungog, Dungog Community College and WEA Hunter.

More information | www.dungogchronicle.com.au

Click to Save

You may also be interested in the St John Ambulance clicktosave.com.au initiative.

The ‘Click to Save’ campaign is focused on educating drivers about basic road accident first aid. If you find yourself first at the scene of a road accident this short course could give you enough information to potentially save a life. It takes only four minutes for an unconscious road victim with no serious injury to die from a blocked airway. It can take ten minutes or more for an ambulance to arrive at the scene of an accident.

Research shows that up to 15% of road accident deaths can be prevented by administering basic first aid to the casualty at the scene of an accident before the arrival of emergency services. That equates to twenty-eight preventable deaths each year.

The Click to Save online first aid course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete – Start the course

 

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