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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 26th 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---15 Call for family driver teacher ban 'We don't like hearing the truth on some things, and this is one of them. Proper education on driving is a big part of the road safety puzzle'Mark Skaife PARENTS should be barred from teaching their children todriveasakeyto improving road safety in Australia. The family ban is part of a package proposed by Mark Skaife, who intends to turn his retirement from fulltime V8 Supercar racing into a new career as a safety campaigner. Skaife has been a driver trainer for more than 15 years and a serious safety advocate for more than 10, but found himself in the spotlight this week when he proposed a major safety review. He called on governments to take a new look at driver training, better roads and safer late-model cars during a report for the Sunday Night program on Channel 7, but was hit hard because he included a proposal to lift the speed limit on the safest new roads in Australia to 140km/h as a way of combating fatigue. ''With the best intention in the world, too many parents pass on their own bad habits. We have to avoid that, which is why I believe we need to move to professional driver trainers in Australia,'' Skaife said. ''We don't like hearing the truth on some things, and this is one of them. Proper education on driving is a big part of the road safety puzzle. ''I've just been to Germany to see what they do about road safety and parents are banned there from teaching their kids. ''It's a more professional process. It can cost more than $2500 and that would need some government subsidies, but would be a great investment in a major life skill.'' Skaife said parents often passed on their bad habits to children, from the incorrect basic seating position to the wrong attitude to driving. He also said the time when youngsters got their L plates was often during a major conflict between parents and adolescents who are stretching their boundaries. Skaife believes learning to drive a car should be a similar process to the one used in Australia for motorcycle rider education. ''Riders are taught the basics before they ever hit the road,'' he said. ''That level of education is vital also in driving a car. It's much more about controlling the machine, learning what happens and why it happens, and avoiding potential dramas.'' He also emphasised the importance of real education, not just training to pass a test. ''Three-point turns, hill starts and reverse parks do not save lives,'' Skaife said. 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Please check with your Holden Dealer. ^$500 factory cashback is a discount off the final price at the time of purchase of a new Colorado from your Holden Dealer until 30/06/10. ‡Dri eaway price includes Holden endorsed Triple general purpose (base) aluminium tray (or e ui alent) alued at approx. $1,500 including ST (as shown). Customers can option-up to a hea y-duty or alloy tray at their own additional expense. HRE05 1_HP3 _A_H Hobart otors Hobart 1 5 ac uarie Street 03 6230 7300
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