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 1300 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 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.
We would like to congratulate Miles State High School on winning the CARS Cup again in 2013! Miles State High School had the highest number of correct quiz answers, closely followed again by Moura State High School. Miles State High School will receive $1000 to spend on sports equipment or on educational resources. 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.
We would like to thank all of our participating CARS Driver Training schools. Stay tuned for more information in the new year about the 2014 program.
*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