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Driver Training Marulan

Bendigo Bank
            Shoalhaven Rural Fire


                                     Driving in wet conditions         


Check out their website- Marulan Driver  Training Centre                                                                       


With the continued support of our local Sanctuary Point Branch of Bendigo Bank.

A group of young P-platers are taken to the Marulan Driver Training Centre at Marulan. 

Participants enjoy themselves immensely, learning a lot about what effect drugs, alcohol, fatigue, peer pressure and distractions has on a person driving a vehicle on the roads.

The first part of the day is spent in a classroom type environment, with an excellent instructor, who speaks to the young students on their level in easy to understand language using well founded information and logic.

The second part of the day is ‘hands on' with an instructor in the vehicle with each participant, teaching them about how easy it is to get into a dangerous situation on the roads, with skids, over correcting, excessive speed and braking and the vast difference between ABS and non ABS vehicles.

This Director of the Bank attended this year (2012). He sat in on the theory session as he wanted to hear what was being taught and the manner in which it was done and how the young drivers responded. Their response and attention was excellent, they asked questions and answered them frankly.

The day is jointly sponsored by the Shoalhaven Rural Fire Service with the newly formed CrossRoads Rural Brigade providing a bus, as well as two excellent drivers who also participated in the ‘hands on' session with the young drivers.  They found It interesting to watch how each driver responded and reacted to the instructions given by their passenger and instructor. They really handled themselves well and entered into the spirit of the day.

The local ABC, 97.3 interviewed Sam Fiez, the 2012 School Captain and one of the participants prior to the day and after to see how he felt about the sessions. It was pleasing to hear Sam speak and to know that he gained great benefit from the sessions as did his fellow travellers.

Each student  thanked the Bank and the RFS drivers for their assistance in organising the day. One of the girls in the group commented that everyone should have the benefit of such an experience.

Hopefully we will be able to do this again towards the end of 2012 and we already have the names of two grand children of one of our RFS drivers.

Veronica Husted
Chair, Community Affairs Committee 
                               Students in car