Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Young Drivers in the Know

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Young Drivers in the Know

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THEY may be lacking in experience, but leading Ipswich driver instructor Paul Kennedy said today's young learners were more clued-in about the dangers of the road than the older generation.

Mr Kennedy, a senior driver trainer at TK's Driving School and president of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of Queensland, said the industry was constantly evolving to ensure today's teenagers were equipped with the skills and knowledge to cope with south-east Queensland's increasingly busy roads.

C[pounds sterling]Generally we find youngsters are more aware of drink-driving, using mobile phones and understanding the effects of peer pressure,C[yen] Mr Kennedy said.

C[pounds sterling]In my opinion there are aspects that are a lot better about today's learner drivers.C[yen]

Unfortunately, road rage is still a major problem for motorists of all ages Co even elderly drivers Co and Mr Kennedy said it was another challenge for driver trainers.

C[pounds sterling]We try to encourage learners not to do anything to antagonise other motorists Co to try to maintain a speed and never inflame a situation,C[yen] he said. …

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