The NRMA has announced that BRAKE Driver Awareness has received a $5,000 grant under the NRMA’s Community Grants Scheme.
The grant was for “Promotion of safe driver behaviour in ‘at-risk’ groups through structured mentoring programs”. BRAKE CEO Mr Rob Duncan said he thanked the NRMA for their generosity.
“The grant will allow BRAKE to bring BRAKE to more Queensland high schools and to prepare marketing campaigns that will inform other schools, teachers and parents about the very real benefits BRAKE brings to young adults as they prepare to become drivers.”
NRMA Insurance spokesperson Tracy Woodley says the NRMA Community Grants Program is designed to encourage NSW community groups to put their big ideas into action with the grant funding.
“Every day, in every community, people dedicate their time and energy, working to make their community safer and more sustainable and we are continually proud to support these community organisations,” Woodley said.
A total of 36 Road Safety grants were awarded to organisations around Australia with five other Queensland organisations also receiving grants from the NRMA.
“A lot of fantastic work has been done by our grant recipients to date and it’s great to see the difference they have made to their communities. Last year we supported a range of projects including initiatives that work to reduce youth crime, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, strengthen disaster resilience and minimising recycle waste in their communities.”
“We thank the NRMA for their vision and generosity,” Mr Duncan said today. “There is nothing more important than ensuring the safety of young drivers through education and awareness. The BRAKE Driver Awareness courses have been taught in over 150 public and private schools around Queensland, with 450 teachers trained in the BRAKE program.”
Over 50,000 Queensland students have already passed the eight part BRAKE training course. Those students who complete the program are eligible for one extra QCE point as the program is fully recognised by Education Queensland and the Queensland Studies Board.