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Keys2drive Delivers Its 10,000th Lesson

20.1.2011

The learner driver training program keys2drive has just delivered its 10,000th free lesson – a huge milestone in reducing Australia's road toll by promoting safer driving.

The program, developed by the Australian Automobile Association and motoring clubs around Australia also has the support of the driver training industry and is funded by the Commonwealth Government.

keys2drive program manager Ben Haythorpe said while the 10,000th lesson is fantastic achievement, it's important to know there are still thousands more free lessons still available.

"Because of keys2drive, 10,000 beginning drivers have been armed with the right skills to become better, safer drivers," said Mr Haythorpe.

"However 10,000 is just a fraction of learner drivers who are eligible for a free lesson which can help build good habits from the start of their driving lives.

"Parents and supervisors also reap the benefits of teaching their learner driver the right skills as they are in the car during the lesson."

keys2drive fosters the relationship between a learner driver and their supervisor under the guidance of a keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor.

The program has three components:

• a 'free lesson' by a keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor for learner drivers when they are accompanied by their supervisor (usually a parent or a family friend)
• a website rich in educational information and supporting material
• a voluntary accreditation scheme for professional driving instructors wishing to participate in the program which includes initial training, ongoing professional development and commitment to a keys2drive code of practice developed in consultation with the driver training industry.

Further information at www.keys2drive.com.au

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