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keys2drive comes to New South Wales

30.3.2010

keys2drive, the new national learner driver safety program has commenced in NSW.

AAA President, Freda Crucitti, spoke today to a large group of Concord High School students and members of the road safety community during the New South Wales launch of the keys2drive program by the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

"The Australian Automobile Association and our constituent motoring clubs are delighted to be working in partnership with the Federal Government and the driver training industry to develop and implement the keys2drive program," Ms Crucitti said.

"As we move into the Easter holidays it's important for us to think about safety on our roads, especially for young people.  How often do we see or hear of young, inexperienced drivers being involved in dreadful road accidents and, unfortunately, many resulting in injury and sometimes death?  The impact on surviving family and friends is devastating and traumatic and the financial cost to the community is estimated to be close to $18 billion every year.

"To help reduce the high crash risk of young drivers, keys2drive fosters the relationship between the learner driver and their supervisor under the guidance of a keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor, through a free lesson paid for by the Federal Government.

"keys2drive also provides significant support to the parents or supervisors of beginning drivers.  It does this through face to face practical information and instruction on how they can most effectively assist in the training of their learner drivers.  This is complemented by online information and interactive tools.

Ms Crucitti encouraged young people and their parents or supervisors to log on to the keys2drive website, and register for a keys2drive free lesson now.

For further Information on the keys2drive program, visit www.keys2drive.com.au.

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