10 years teaching young drivers to keep a ‘CoolHead’


ON Wednesday, November 21 the CoolHeads Young Driver Program will be celebrating 10 years of teaching young drivers about safe driving through its thought provoking, confronting and informative road safety program.

The session provides advice on a wide range of topics for young drivers and attendees will hear from our emergency services personnel as well as a guest speaker who has been affected by a road trauma incident.

The CoolHeads program is more than just a road safety message, it is an opportunity for young drivers and parents to understand fully the consequences associated with road trauma and to discuss safe driving with police and guest presenters. The program aims to educate young and inexperienced drivers of the consequences of risky and dangerous behaviour when driving a motor vehicle.

CoolHeads is a realistic, interactive and confronting program which reinforces that every risk taken on the road, whether small or big, can have extremely serious results.

Since the program began, 6,500 young people and their parents have taken part and the results are showing, with youth being 72 percent less likely to be killed on the region’s roads because of the successful program.

The CoolHeads Young Driver Program will run on Wednesday, November 21 at the GOTAFE Harder Auditorium, Fryers Street, Shepparton. Entry is free and the community is encouraged to arrive at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

For further information, phone Leading Senior Constable Glenn Gibson on (03)5820 5830 or Senior Constable Dean Lloyd on (03)5820 5870.