Friday, January 19, 2018
ED---Cool-Heads

The devastating effects of road trauma

David Lee July 22, 2015
KEEPING A COOL HEAD… Shepparton Police Crime Prevention Officer, Leading Senior Constable Glenn Gibson is encouraging sporting groups and parents across the region to get to the next Coolheads Young Driver program at Eastbank on Wednesday, July 29. Photo: Madeleine Caccianiga.

KEEPING A COOL HEAD… Shepparton Police Crime Prevention Officer, Leading Senior Constable Glenn Gibson is encouraging sporting groups and parents across the region to get to the next Coolheads Young Driver program at Eastbank on Wednesday, July 29. Photo: Madeleine Caccianiga.

KEEPING a cool head while on the roads and being sure to pay attention helps to save lives; that is the message being offered at the upcoming Coolheads Young Driver Program.
Running from 7pm sharp on Wednesday, July 29 at the Eastbank Centre, Welsford Street, Shepparton, the program will see local guest speaker, Jarod Issell, who will be talking bout the impact on his family after losing his brother to a road accident in 2002.
Shepparton Police Crime Prevention Officer, Leading Senior Constable Glenn Gibson said, “Jarrod’s story is another good example of how when it comes to the families, the effects of road trauma never go away.
“Coolheads provides a good chance to reflect on your own driving and take in the safe driving message.
“For most young people involved in road accidents, it’s that one time mistake, but that one mistake can have devastating effects.
“Most young drivers don’t know what road trauma actually looks like and the long term effects if can have on everyone involved. Coolheads offers an opportunity to show them and we hope that they walk away and look at their driving, which will help to save lives at the end of the day.”
Senior Vice President of KDFL, Doug Tuhan said, “We have parents prepared already to take their children to the program this year. I think we’ll have a good number going up.
“Many years ago we had an accident occur just outside the football grounds where unfortunately two local youths lost their lives, one played football with Murchison Football Club, so the message imparted by the Coolheads program is one we want to push and get across.
“I honestly believe that we need to push this so that we can potentially make a difference to those youths who are about to get their licences.”
For further information or to register your sporting club’s attendance, phone Leading Senior Constable, Glenn Gibson on 5820 5830.