School hunts votes for safety program

EVANS High School has been selected as one of four NRMA Insurance Community Grant recipients in the running to win the NRMA Insurance People's Choice Award.

Its funding could triple if the project receives the most online votes.

The Evans Driver Survivor program sends year 11 students to road safety courses and involves engaging guest speakers and buying resources such as vision impairment glasses.

Young drivers aged 18-25 are three times more likely to be killed in a vehicle accident than older, more experienced drivers.

"A tragic accident last year had a huge impact on our school community," acting principal Bridget Sarris said.

"Although we cover various aspects of road safety in our Planning My Future programs, we want and need to do more. The Evans Driver Survivor project is a practical step forward in the effort to reduce road deaths of our young people. It gives young people a toolkit, right at the start, to help them reduce their risks on the road."

Winning the people's choice award would mean a great deal to the program.

"Winning the NRMA Insurance People's Choice Award and potentially tripling our funds would help us expand the project to year 12 and include Walters Road Primary School in a joint project," Mrs Sarris said.

Voting closes July 31.

Vote at communitygrantsprogram


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