Lifestyle

Rotary's message on road safety

Maclean Rotary Club president John King with Maclean High School students Lowana Littlechild, Jessica Willis and Nayomi White and sales manager of O'Halloran Motors, Bill Day.
Maclean Rotary Club president John King with Maclean High School students Lowana Littlechild, Jessica Willis and Nayomi White and sales manager of O'Halloran Motors, Bill Day. Adam Hourigan

TEENAGERS are gearing up for a crash course in driver awareness later this month as the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program returns to the Clarence Valley for 2012.

Run by volunteers from Rotary clubs across the Valley, this year RYDA will educate 400 kids aged 16-18 years over two days, with the goal of reducing injury and death rates on the road.

Maclean Rotary Club president John King has been involved with the program for three years and believes it should be compulsory for all young people to take part, both before and after they get their licence.

"Honestly, I believe we've got to educate kids that a motor car can be a lethal weapon," Mr King said.

"Some kids think they know it all, but by the end of the course we hope they realise they don't."

The program will include interactive sessions, a ride in a driving instructor's car and a confronting DVD.

Participants will also hear talks from the police and crash survivors.

The course will be held in Yamba on August 23 and 24.

Topics:  driving, grafton, road safety, rotary, youth




Missing trainer Bindi Cheers located

Trainer of Grafton Cup Prelude winner Zar Zar Binks Bindi Cheers has a joke with jokcey Matt Paget at the presentation. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Horse trainer found three days after she went missing

Asbestos, weather add costs, delay park project

Progress on the upgrade on McLachlan Park in Maclean.

An asbestos find will add $105,000 to a council project.

Up to 10,000 to be hit hard by greyhounds ban

The greyhound industry wants time and the opportunity to prove that the sport can be viable and sustainable.

"A disaster for regional and outer-metropolitan communities"

Latest deals and offers

Vintaea: Why I left The Bachelor on the first night

Vintaea Carlos was one of 22 "bachelorettes" looking for love on the fourth season of The Bachelor.

Queensland beauty leaves Richie at rose ceremony.

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started