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Get That keys2drive Holiday Feeling

6.9.2010

Learner drivers and their parents are urged to use the school holidays to take advantage of a free keys2drive lesson – allowing both the Learner and their supervising driver (often a parent) to take advantage of the lesson from an accredited driving instructor.

Project Manager of keys2drive, Ben Haythorpe said the holidays were a great time to have a keys2drive lesson and then back it up with plenty of driving practice.

The federally funded keys2drive program has 200,000 free driving lessons to give away to learner drivers. There are 500 keys2drive accredited driving instructors across the country that can provide these free lessons and an insight into more responsible driving.

"It's a national tragedy that too many young people continue to die on our roads – everything possible needs to be done to improve the safety of teenagers on the road," Mr Haythorpe said.

"It is an unfortunate fact that, as soon as a Learner becomes a P plater, their risk of being involved in a crash increases by 20 to 30 times, and keys2drive is about providing more than just a driving lesson – it is about a different way of learning."

The free keys2drive lesson involves a coaching session between the accredited instructor, their supervisor and the Learner.  A practical drive completes the lesson.

"keys2drive is great because it shows that parents can let go of absolute control and yet still remain in control of their Learner teenager," Mr Haythorpe said.

To register for the free keys2drive lesson and to look through the innovative website, Learners can log onto www.keys2drive.com.au.

Once that's done, they can contact their nearest accredited instructor and arrange a time for a free lesson.  To find an accredited keys2drive driving instructor in your local area go to www.keys2drive.com.au or phone 1800 OWNWAY (1800 696 929).

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