Blue Datto offering free training programs to local community groups

THE Blue Datto Foundation is offering its Keeping Safe driver education program to community groups for free, thanks to a grant from Transport for NSW.

Keeping Safe is aimed at young drivers aged 15 to 20, and was designed to teach best practice and create positive attitudes and behaviours among young drivers and passengers to help keep them safe on our roads.

Brianna Iverson, administration assistant at Blue Datto, said her team is appealing for interested community groups in the area to take advantage of the grant, which needs to be used by the end of June.

“So if you know of any football, soccer, netball teams, karate groups, groups in need, a group of friends who you want to run through the program, any group of 10 or more 15-20 year olds can benefit,” she told the Gazette.

“We can assist in providing locations to run the program if you don’t have a suitable one.”

Interested parties are urged to email brianna@bluedatto.org.au for more information and to sign up.

Blue Datto is also rolling-out a brand new program designed for parents and ‘role models’ of young drivers, called the Transport for NSW Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers program.

It aims to create awareness of the need for parents, grandparents, carers and other role models, to be actively and mindfully aware of their role in the road safety education of young adults. It is designed for both parents/role models and young drivers to attend together, and is also free.

The next workshop will take place at Bede Polding College on Rifle Range Road in South Windsor, on Wednesday, May 24, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Registration is required either online through Eventbrite, or by calling 02 8999 8005 or emailing info@bluedatto.org.au.