The case for the defence
THERE are 16 safer drivers on the roads of the Clarence Valley after a defensive driving course run in South Grafton over the weekend.
Organised and conducted by the Lions Club, the course taught drivers controlled braking and controlled evasive braking skills, to help them avoid accidents.
Wooli Lions Club president and course organiser Bruce Bird said the program was being taught to willing participants all over the Valley.
"It's a program that Lions Clubs on the north coast are doing," he said.
"In our zone we've taken it on board to put this on so as to put more trained drivers on the road and take the program to all who want to do it."
Mr Bird said the two-day course gave drivers the necessary skills and confidence to handle lifethreatening situations successfully.
He expressed his gratitude to the Ulmarra Fire Brigade and SES crews for the use of their facilities and the busi- ness houses in Induna Street South Grafton where the course was conducted.
Another course will be held within the next three months, he said.