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BRAKE grant part of the SafeRoads4Logan initiative

Community Services Grants to bring BRAKE Driver Awareness training to two schools in the Logan area

Cr Pam Parker, Mayor of the City of Logan aims to reduce road crash trauma by 10 per cent through a partnership approach.

Cr Parker says “Road safety in the City of Logan is still a very serious issue, that affects each of us in many ways.”

The City of Logan awarded BRAKE $3,000 in Round 1 of the 2015 Community Services Grants to bring BRAKE Driver Awareness training to two schools in the Logan area.

Deputy Mayor Cr Russell Lutton is the Chair of the Logan Road Safety Advisory Committee and takes an active interest in all phases of the innovative road safety initiative.

The Logan City Council stresses that the council “recognise the value of communication and education methods to influence the traffic safety agenda and build support by implementing broad based programs rather than making futile attempts to change individual behaviours.”

BRAKE CEO, Mr Rob Duncan thanked the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for their firm commitment to road safety, particularly for the most vulnerable group, young drivers.

“BRAKE Driver Awareness training has been in several Logan high schools since the program fist started in 2007,” said Mr Duncan. “This generous grant will allow BRAKE to bring the program to several more schools in the Logan district.”

The BRAKE Driver Awareness course is an eight part training program, delivered in schools by teachers specially certified in the BRAKE methodology.

“We aim to give students the knowledge of high level of skill and experience it takes to become a good, safe driver,” Rob Duncan said. “Imparting the knowledge in a school environment, where young adults are learning as part of their peer group under the leadership of a familiar teacher is really important.”

Logan City Deputy Mayor
Cr Russell Lutton

Logan City Deputy Mayor Cr Russell Lutton says in a council publication that the council supported initiatives that “create and use communication plans based on solid information on how messages are delivered, received and remembered.”

“We also intend to continue to focus on our existing approach with engineering, education and enforcement to engage with the community and affect positive change in driving behaviour.”

The ambitious aim of the Logan City SAFEROADS4LOGAN strategy aims to continue to reduce the number of serious crashes by 10 per cent by the end of 2016.

Rob Duncan says “BRAKE supports this wonderful initiative by the City of Logan and we look forward to playing an important part in reducing death and trauma from road crashes in Logan and throughout Queensland.”