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Two hours there, two hours back

10 August 2018

It was a two hour journey for Mundubbera State School students Amelinda (left), Madeline (centre), and Charlotte (right) to visit the Volvo ATA Safety Truck today.

Amelinda, Madeline and Charlotte were three of the thousand students who visited the truck this week as part of the Maryborough RYDA road safety education program.

“I came to RYDA to learn the road rules and understand what it means to be a respectable driver. I learned all the blind spots of a truck and why you need to pay attention to trucks around you,” Amelinda said.

Richers Transport also provided a truck for the program, with Richers driver trainer Wayne Kelly sharing his insights.

Together, Wayne and the ATA team – Emily, Melissa and Wally – delivered 25 half-hour education sessions, focusing on truck blind spots, stopping distances and not overtaking turning trucks.

“I’d like to thank Wayne and Richers Transport for their generous support during the week,” ATA Safety and Skills Adviser Melissa Weller said.

“It’s been frantic, but it’s not very often we get to deliver our road safety message to a thousand students – including Amelinda, Madeline and Charlotte – in a week.”

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