One hundred students at Brisbane Water Secondary College (BWSC) Woy Woy will have the opportunity to participate in the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course, thanks to a recent grant from Bendigo Bank Ettalong Beach.
PCYC Umina Beach was integral to the grant, securing funding from the Bank for students to complete the course for free.
The course, which is usually priced at $140, aims to help learner drivers better understand low risk driving strategies such as speed management, gap selection, hazard awareness and safe following distances.
Senior Activities Officer at PCYC Umina Beach, Susan Murphy, said students would receive 20 hours of Logbook credit once the course is completed.
“As an Accredited Provider of the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course, PCYC NSW knows that our students will complete the course with a greater of understanding of how to be a safe P-plate driver,” Murphy said.
“We are very grateful that the team at Bendigo Bank Ettalong Beach have supplied us with this funding to help our local youth.”
To apply for the course, students must be currently enrolled in the Woy Woy school, have a current NSW Learners Drivers Licence and have 50 hours of actual on-road driving in their Logbook.
Media release, May 20
PCYC Umina Beach