Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Lesson on Driving Dangers

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Lesson on Driving Dangers

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Byline: Leighton Smith Leighton.Smith@capnews.com.au

TO MARK Road Safety Week, Chaney Dakin joined nine of his peers from Project Booyah yesterday to learn about the many dangers they will encounter as future road users.

Chaney, 15, was in his seventh week of Project Booyah, a Queensland Police-run mentor program helping at-risk teenagers across the state through a 20-week course that builds their career and vocational pathways.

After learning about drink and drug driving the day before, Chaney learnt about the importance of wearing seat belts and minimising distractions (such as using a mobile phone while driving) yesterday.

"People shouldn't be on their phones while they're driving but there's heaps of people who are still doing it," Chaney said.

"It's straight out unsafe. You shouldn't do that sort of thing."

He said you should not be looking down at your phone given how far you travel per second with the possibility of someone stepping out in front of your car at any time. …

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