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Tue 2 Apr, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Tue 2 Apr, 8:30PM-8:30PM

The Engine Room
58 View Street, Bendigo  3550

Rory White - Young Communities Team
P: (03) 5434 6092

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Are you a young adult driver or the parent of a young adult driver?

Don’t miss this forum and your chance to improve your understanding of road safety.

Get an understanding of how inexperience can be fatal or life changing when you or others make a mistake. Hear from guest speakers who have firsthand experience of the effects of these errors in judgment.

The information provided in this forum will be about the impact of road trauma on our community and may be confronting.

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Young adult drivers or parents of young drivers are encouraged to attend a Bendigo Community Road Safety Forum to improve their understanding of road safety.


Greater Bendigo Mayor and Chair of the Bendigo Safe Community Forum Cr Margaret O’Rourke said there are still plenty of places available to attend the free forum which will take place from 6pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday April 2, at the Engine Room, 58 View Street Bendigo.


“The Bendigo Safe Community Forum is hosting this event for young drivers because we know they are consistently over-represented in Victorian road fatalities and crashes,” Cr O’Rourke said.


“Research shows that the main causes of the accidents and fatalities include inexperience, exposure to challenging conditions such as late-night driving, multiple passengers, drink and drug driving, driving while fatigued, mobile phone use and disobeying road rules by speeding, tailgating and failing to give way. Also young people often drive older cars that have less safety features.


“This is a great opportunity to come along and gain a good understanding of how inexperience can be fatal or life changing when mistakes are made. 


“Participants will hear direct from our guest speakers who have experienced first-hand the effects of road trauma.


“While the information may be confronting for some, it will demonstrate the impact that road trauma has on our community.”


Master of Ceremonies for the forum is Bendigo Highway Patrol Sergeant Mick McCrann and there will be an opportunity to win free driving lessons or fuel cards on the night.



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