Putting teens on right road

HELPING teen drivers stay on the right road, the ‘Fit for Change’ program is proving popular with students like those from Auburn Girls High School who were latest to complete the traffic education program at PCYC Auburn.

Youth Case Manager Senior Constable Gabriella Di Marino says the eight-week ‘Fit for Change’ program is aimed at assisting teenage learner and provisional licence holders to become safe and responsible road users, and included both theory and interactive activities.
“Each week focused on various aspects of traffic awareness and responsible driving, including legal consequences and police processes for risky driving behaviour, effects of drugs and alcohol, vehicle maintenance and victim impact,” she said.
“The program is also supported by NRMA by providing an interactive vehicle safety workshop, discounted driving opportunities and potential enrolment in the ‘keys2learn’ program.”
Snr Const Di Marino said after finishing the program, the students were rewarded with a day at a nearby go-karting centre.