Origin Caring About Road Safety (CARS) program.
We’ve listened to local concerns about the number of serious road accidents involving young drivers.
That’s why we’ve been working together with the local community and RACQ to design a program that will equip young drivers with the kind of driving skills and positive driving attitudes that could help save lives. Over 1000 drivers have already benefited from our programs and we’re pleased to offer more places this year.
The Origin Caring About Road Safety (CARS) program is available to schools in Tara, Miles, Chinchilla, Dalby, Roma, Biloela and Moura and we have places available for students aged over 16 who have a Queensland learner licence*. The program includes theoretical e-learning and a half day practical driver training course on controlled local roads with RACQ, which can count for up to 1.5 hours in a Learner Driver’s logbook.
Students will only pay $50 to participate in the program instead of $320, as Origin is subsidising over 80% of the cost to make sure as many students as possible can participate.
To find out more about the School Driver Training program, check out the School brochure or contact your school.
More information on parent and student information session times and locations and the 2013 CARS Driver Training dates will be provided soon.
We are pleased to announce the CARS Cup challenge is up for grabs again in 2013!
We encourage all participating CARS Driver Training schools to vie for the CARS Cup and the $1000 cash prize. The school with the highest combined average participation and e-learning scores will be the winner. Good luck!
A big congratulations goes to Roma State College for receiving the highest combined average participation and e-learning scores last year. They received $1000 to spend on sports equipment or for their school library. They can also proudly display the CARS Cup trophy engraved with their school name at their school until the next CARS Cup winner is announced. Congratulations also goes to Miles State High School for being the runner up.
*Participants must bring their valid Queensland learner licence on the day and meet all legal requirements to drive.
Want to hear what others have to say?
We’re happy to introduce some of the young people who have completed the program.
“It was well planned and fun, a good mix of behavioural habits and practical skills.”Andrew Smith, Miles
“It was fun and educational, I would recommend it to everyone.”Crystin Cann, Tara
“Your peers were in the car so it was more life-like.”Jennifer Deacon, Chinchilla
“It was more of a ‘real’ situation than you’d get in a normal driving lesson. ”Shannon Hardy, Chinchilla