Albury seminar educated young people
An education on road safety seminar for parents and young drivers was held at Lavington Panthers Sports Club in Albury on June 20.
Speakers included the director of Accident and Emergency Albury, Wodonga Health Service, a leading local orthopaedic surgeon, Albury Border Rescue and a sergeant from the local police highway patrol as well as a young local man who has served jail time for his involvement in a motor vehicle accident.
The target audience was the 17-25-year age group with parents encouraged to attend.
While local statistics may have an impact on young drivers in the region, Good Sports coordinator Peter Lee said the talk by the young driver who spent time in jail had an important impact on the audience.
“Mark came along to talk about being involved in an accident where one of his best mates was very badly injured.
“He went to prison as a result. Now he’s making his way back out in society, but he’s had to pay for that one brash moment. He’s still good mates with his friend and hopefully his friend will be coming along with him,” Mr Lee said.
Other Good Sports forums are being held in NSW, they include – Griffith on Thursday June 28. For more details, please contact Sandra Robinson at email@example.com, and another in Tamworth on Wednesday, June 27. For more details, please contact Marc Glanville at firstname.lastname@example.org