IT IS not so much about old dogs teaching young dogs new tricks but how to keep them safe.
This week the Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club made a $500 donation to Lismore PCYC to help them run their Safer Drivers Course for learner drivers.
When they heard the PCYC ran a training course for the region's youth, the classic car enthusiasts thought what better way to give their support than to help with the program's operating costs.
Vice-president of Summerland Sports and Classic Car Club, Bryan White, said learner driver courses were "fundamental to making roads safer”.
"We treasure our cars and spend a lot of time on the road and see a lot who do not know how to drive properly or care for their cars,” said Mr White.
"It really is important to teach the young how to drive, not just pass the
Barlows of Ballina initially raised $300 to help local driver training, to which Summerland Car Club then added a further $200.
This year, more than 40 safer driver programs were run by the PCYC from Casino to Grafton and Lismore, enabling learners to notch up 20 L-plate hours of instruction.
Senior Constable Lachlan Bransgrove, who is the Lismore PCYC's youth case manager, said: "Safer
roads means a safer community.”
He said Summerland Car Club's donation was much appreciated and would help local young people make the transition to becoming independent drivers.
The car club's publicity officer, David Gordon, said he looked forward to further collaboration between the two clubs and would be planning further fundraising opportunities at car rallies in the future.
For more information on the Learner Drivers course, go to www.pcycnsw.org.au/
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