Promised funding to improve road safety

Thursday 22 August 2013: NRMA Motoring & Services today welcomed the Federal Coalition's commitment to road safety with an additional $10 million allocated for the national driver education program – keys2drive.

NRMA Group CEO Tony Stuart said the financial commitment to a national road safety program was a positive step toward increasing road safety.

"NRMA's Safer Driver Schools have taken around 2,500 learner drivers and their parents through the keys2drive program in the last financial year," Mr Stuart said.

"Keys2drive teaches low risk driving behaviour to learner drivers, the program is designed to give parents practical techniques to continue teaching their children safer driving skills."

"Extending the life of the keys2drive program through continued funding will contribute to safer driver behaviour on our roads."

The keys2drive program has delivered almost 200,000 lessons nationally since 2008. Its funding was due to expire at the end of 2013. The program was developed by the AAA and implemented by the NRMA and other state and territory motoring clubs.

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