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by Matt Brogan

In an effort to create greater initiative for safety on our roads BMW Driver Training has joined forces with Melbourne’s Scotch College in a pilot program that aims to bring a higher level of driver education to next-generation road users.

Chief BMW Driver Training instructor Geoff Brabham headed up the program, sharing key driver safety tips with the school’s Year 12 students.

The pilot programme focused on theoretical and practical elements of driver and road safety, with the feature of the program, various real-life braking demonstrations.

Over one hundred students rotated through a number of braking demonstration manoeuvres to illustrate how to best avoid a potential hazard and the importance of technology such as ABS.

The program was put together as a pilot to gauge interest.

“The opportunity to demonstrate driver safety techniques to the next generation of drivers is very satisfying”, said Matthew Taylor, BMW Driver Training Manager.

“The response has been overwhelming from the students and parents. Not only did they have the opportunity to meet one of Australia’s most accomplished racing drivers, they learnt some techniques to hold them in good stead when they take to the roads.

“As a pilot program we couldn’t be happier.  If participants take just one safety initiative away with them we’ve succeeded.”

Since 1998, BMW Driver Training has been the benchmark of driver education throughout Australia with over 15,000 people participating in the various courses offered.




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