Peter Baillie said the Kart Club site at the Lismore showgrounds could be a good venue for a driver training facility for young people.
He said they already successfully operated programs for young offenders through the PCYC and for youth at risk from Nimbin School. He said youngsters were taken through the mechanical side of a go-kart and were then able to go for a drive on the track.
Its far better than playing computer games, he said. Here if they crash they are given a hard time by their mates, as opposed to when theyre in a car and everybody is egging them on to go faster.Peter
said a few years ago they were approached by Wheel Skills, which is based in Alstonville and runs driver training programs.
Wheel Skills general manager Grant Tuckwell said it would be good to have a local facility as they currently had to take their clients down to Grafton.
He said there was a local steering committee currently looking at options for a driver training facility and he understood land had already been donated. However, the go-kart track could perhaps provide an interim location, he said.
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