Gympie State High School and USC

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Gympie State High School and USC


Gympie SHS is partnering with USC to bring you a special presentation on Keeping safe behind the wheel – Learners, P platers and parents.

Inexperience on the roads combined with an invincible mentality means that Learners and P-platers are some of the most vulnerable drivers. In fact, when young drivers first start driving by themselves – as P-platers – they are at a greater risk of being involved in a car crash. Parents play a vital role in guiding their children on the roads in their first years of driving. The good news is, there is a lot we can do to keep our young drivers safe behind the wheel.

Does hands free mean brain free? And what role does exercise fatique, sensation seeking and anxiety play in the risky behaviour of young novice drivers?

Join Dr Bridie Scott-Parker, an expert in the domain of young driver road safety who will answer these questions through an interactive conversation to help you better understand the role parents play in keeping children safe behind the wheel.

Date: Thursday 14 September

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Where: Gympie State High School

Cost: FREE

Limited places available so don’t miss out.

For further information, please contact 

Bridie Scott-Parker

Dr Bridie Scott-Parker is the Founder and Leader of the Adolescent Risk Research Unit (ARRU) and the Consortium of Adolescent Road Safety ( Known for her skills in translating research into English, she is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast. With more than a decade’s experience, she takes an innovative approach to trying to solve one of the motorised world’s biggest problems: the problem of young driver crashes.

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