Road safety catalyst for race to the top

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Ready to run : Mt Eliza Secondary Coillege students Maddie Stock and Kobi Cooper with Inspector Simon Humphrey at the launch of November’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Yanni

Ready to run : Mt Eliza Secondary Coillege students Maddie Stock and Kobi Cooper with Inspector Simon Humphrey at the launch of November’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Yanni

PREPARATIONS are well underway for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge fun run from Rosebud to the top of Arthurs Seat.

At last week’s event launch students from Woodleigh School, Mt Eliza Secondary College, Toorak College and Rosebud Secondary College spoke about the benefits of the Fit 2 Drive program funded by the challenge.

They said the program gave them skills that they would carry with them throughout their entire time as young road users.

People aged 18- 24 years are the most at risk group on the roads, with P-platers in their first year of driving, being 30 times more likely to crash than a more experienced driver.

The Arthurs Seat Challenge highlights the importance of relevant road safety education for young people and helps schools pay for the Fit 2 Drive road safety program for year 11 students.

The Arthurs Seat Challenge fun run will be held Sunday 8 November, starting at Rosebud pier and finishing at Seawinds Gardens at the summit of Arthurs Seat. Organisers expect more than 2000 competitiors in the 6.7km climb to the summit. Register at www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au

Road safety message to save lives

First published in the Mornington News – 9 June 2015

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