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50,000 Lessons Delivering Better Drivers for Our Roads

20.12.2011

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT

The driver training program keys2drive has delivered its 50,000th free lesson to novice drivers across Australia.

keys2drive is an Australian Government funded program that has been developed by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), with support from the driver training industry.

The keys2drive program is the single largest national learner driver safety program ever rolled out in this country and the first of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world. It is a program squarely focused on saving lives through education.

Parliamentary Secretary, Catherine King, was at the event held to mark the successful take-up of the 50,000th lesson "50,000 is a terrific result, and as the program continues to grow, more lessons continue to be delivered," Ms King said.

"Research shows that the best thing that can be done for novice drivers is to help them gain a theoretical understanding and real-world, on-road supervised driving experience before they go solo. This is what keys2drive is all about."

Executive Director of the AAA, Andrew McKellar said, "this is an important milestone for a program that helps people become safer drivers and ultimately aims to lower the road toll.

"I urge all beginning drivers to take advantage of the free lesson offered by keys2drive and the opportunity it provides to learn new road skills and become a better driver.

"Driving instructors can also secure an advantage in the marketplace by becoming accredited for the program. The keys2drive program provides valuable resources and support to develop their professional skills," he said.

Further information is available at www.keys2drive.com.au.
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