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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 1st 2010
4--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, May 1, 2010 First teach teachers LEARNERS: World's largest driving lesson attempt at Boondall Entertainment Centre to promote Fatality Free Friday. Driver competancy is vital if we are to reduce road accidents and safe driving advocate Russell White thinks its up to parents teaching their children to get young drivers off on the right foot. Mark Hinchcliffe reports PARENTS should be banned from teach- ing their children to drive or signing off on their learner log book until they have completed a driver competency test, according to a leading road safety cam- paigner. Russell White, who devel- oped the national Fatality Free Friday initiative, urged parents to get involved with their children's driver edu- cation. His call comes as 182 student drivers and the same number of instructors and cars bunny-hopped their way to a world record for simul- taneous driving lessons in 10 venues around the nation yesterday. The world record driving test was held to launch this year's FFF on May 28. ''What we wanted to do was launch FFF as a campaign, not just a one-day event,'' he said. ''We also wanted to high- light the need to focus on training as an important part of the road safety solution. ''It's not high enough on the road safety agenda.'' The road safety author and former boss of the Holden driver training school at Nor- well, south of Brisbane, called for a higher standard of pro- fessional training and for parents to get involved. ''Unless parents work on their driving every day they will develop bad habits and then pass them on to their children,'' he said. ''It's important that they keep refreshed and go back and learn. They should also sit in on at least one of their children's professional driv- ing lessons to reinforce what's being taught to their child. ''I would like to see parents banned from teaching a young driver until they have completed a competency test. ''At present we're asking non-trained and possibly in- competent drivers to sign off on learners' log books. ''Driving instructors are saying that half the good work they do with young drivers is undone by parents.'' The world's largest driving lesson was held at two venues in Brisbane and Melbourne and one each in Townsville, Darwin, Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra. White said the launch was a ''great success with no hitches''. Drivers who wish to take part in FFF can register their interest online at fatalityfree friday.com Conditions: All cars must be ordered and delivered between 1st April and 30th June 2010. Offer valid at participating dealers on existing dealer stock while stocks last. Offers exclude fleet, rental and govt. buyers and vehicles used for commercial purposes. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers. The 5 Year/ unlimited kilometre warranty is only applicable to vehicles used for private and domestic use and is not applicable for vehicles used for certain high mileage commercial purposes i.e. courier, security and rental cars. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. , registered in the U.S. and other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc ^ADR 81/02 fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits, road conditions and condition of vehicle. 1. Most Economical Small Car to Own and Run 2009 awarded by R ACT to i30 SX 2.0. 2. Source VFACTS February 2010. 3. Awarded to i30cw wagon CRDi by ECO Car magazine. A) Campaign price for MY09 i30 2.0 SX manual. While stocks last. B) Campaign price for Getz 1.4, 3 door manual. C) Campaign price for i30cw wagon 2.0 SX manual. HMCA1306/HPC/HM MOTORS PTY LTD HOBART CNR COLLINS AND BARRACK ST HOBART 6230 7220 5-STAR QUALITY FROM EVERY ANGLE FOR PEACE OF MIND NO MATTER WHAT ROAD YOU TAKE 2009 MOST ECONOMICAL CAR TO OWN AND RUN1 ESP Stability Control with Traction Control 2.0 petrol 7.2L/100km^ ABS with EBD iPod & USB connectivity Full size spare Glovebox drinks cooler s E AUSTRALIA S FAVOURITE ECONOMICAL CAR2 6. 1L /100km^ Bluetooth Immobiliser & alarm Remote keyless entry Full size spare Air Con with pollen filter GETZ FROM $12,990BDRIVE AWAY E Y 2009 ECO CAR OF THE YEAR3 2.0 petrol 7.3L /100km^ 1,395L of luggage space iPod & USB connectivity 6 airbags ESP Stability Control Luggage net Roof rails i30cw FROM $22,990C DRIVE AWAY i30HATCH FROM $19,990A DRIVE AWAY MY09 RUNOUT hyundai.com.au/offers or call 1800 186 306
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