Young driver course

Youth development officer Rheannan Graham said the initiative came about after a local 16-year-old boy was in a coma after a serious road accident.

�His sister is part of the Seen and Heard crew and her brother is now on the road to recovery,� Ms Graham said.

The course for 17 to 25-year-olds is available on either Saturday, August 15 or 22, 11am to 4.30pm.

There will be a 30-minute presentation on road safety by WA Police at the Swan View Youth Centre, Brown Park. Ms Graham said the group would then drive to the RAC course centre, near Perth International Airport, to complete a three-hour practical lesson.

�The course will inform young people on subjects such as car monitoring and maintenance during weather or accidents, braking thresholds, under-steering and water planning (which we will all experience one day as terrifying),� Ms Graham said.

�Young people will be able to walk away from the course with knowledge on better driving, and a tool box of management skills in regards to road safety and hazards,� Ms Graham said.

To participate, drivers need a provisional (green or red P plates) or a full licence, and a roadworthy vehicle.

There are eight places available on each day and the $195 course with lunch is free through funding from St John of God.

To express interest, email seenandheard@parkerville.org.au or call 9255 2570.