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P-PLATE DRIVER SCARE TACTICS

THE speeding car lurches out of his inebriated grasp and he braces instinctively for the horrific crash that could end his life — but Gold Coaster Marty Brooks is one of the lucky ones. Unlike the 331 drivers who died on Queensland roads last year, his nightmare is over the minute he ends the driving simulation test. The 19-year-old from Nerang is one of a rapidly growing number of young drivers voluntarily signing up for the Gold Coast Traffic Offenders Program [...]

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Traffic Offenders Program

COURIER MAIL ARTICLE

ROAD safety is the nation’s biggest health issue. Scratch the surface and look beyond the machines and you’ll see improving road safety is about people, communities and respect for life. Sadly, as we have been told repeatedly, we are killing ourselves and each other on the endless kilometres of bitumen faster than any disease. And for every death there are 11 people badly hurt. Last year was a shocker. Just on 360 people breathed their last on Queensland roads in 2007; [...]

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