State's safe bet on young drivers
SUNSHINE Coast schools, community groups and programs for disadvantaged youth have secured a more than $600,000 share of $8.4 million in Queensland wide grants to improve road safety during the next three years.
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey announced the Community Road Safety Grants during Road Safety Week which ended Sunday.
The biggest recipient was Murris on the Move Driving School which will receive $349,995 over three years for its 'A culture for safe driving' program which will offer affordable driving instruction to young indigenous people and other disadvantaged people in a region stretching from Caboolture to Gympie.
The Rotary Club of Noosa which secure a $130,722 grant to provide young driver road safety education to Year 11 students from 10 schools in the Noosa area for the next three years.
The Community Road Safety Grants have been expanded to fund both one-off projects and also senior school road safety education and learner mentor driver programs for up to three years.
Golden Beach State School will receive $25,000 to deliver a road safety education program, provide cycle skills sessions and install a bike cage for their students.
Pacific Lutheran College P&C, in Meridan Plains, will receive a total of $2250 to provide Year 4-5 students with a bicycle skills session focussed on improving basic road safety.
Mooloolaba State School will receive $3225 and Coolum State School $2,250 to fund students to attend a practical cycle skills session with the aim of raising awareness of basic road safety.
Burnside State High School will receive $75,000 to provide young driver road safety education to Year 11 students from up to 10 schools for the next three years.
Noosaville State School will receive $2880 to provide cycle skills sessions and road safety education materials to their Year 4-5 students.
Tewantin State School will receive $3000 to provide cycle skills sessions and road safety education materials to their Year 4-5 students.
Noosa Shire Council will receive a total of $11,079 to deliver cycle skills training to disadvantaged students at Cooran, Federal, Cooroy, Pomona and Kin Kin State Schools as well as develop an education campaign for visitors and residents on how to safety use the many roundabouts in Noosa.