Reducing road trauma by driving with CoolHeads
Have you heard about the CoolHeads Program?
Unfortunately too many of us have experienced the devastating impact of road trauma. It has been described as the ripple effect; it impacts the survivors, the families of all involved, their friends, their school, and their community. It is far more than the physical pain of damaged bodies and rehabilitation, but the crippling emotional harm of loss and shattered relationships.
The main aim of the CoolHeads Program is to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions involving youth in our community.
The next CoolHeads Program will be held on Wednesday 20th July, 2016, at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at Eastbank, Welsford St, Shepparton.
Speakers will be from the Victoria Police Major Collision Investigation Unit, Shepparton Magistrates’ Court, Shepparton Search and Rescue, Ambulance Victoria and a victim of road trauma will bravely share their story. Anyone is welcome to attend this free event. We encourage parents/guardians to bring along anyone who is currently on their L plates or who has recently obtained their probationary licence. We also welcome sporting clubs to bring along their player groups, particularly those aged between 16 & 25 years of age. If you are part of a sporting club please encourage your club to support the Cool Heads Young Driver program. We do this by showing them the very real consequences of risk taking behaviour and poor decision making when in control of a motor vehicle or as a passenger. Attending the program will give attendees the opportunity to think about their attitude to driving before it is too late. Road trauma affects everyone in the community including sporting clubs.
Your support of the program could have the direct benefit of reducing road trauma in our community.
Officer in Charge – Murchison Police Station
Phone: (03) 5826 2222 Fax: (03) 5826 2252
Address: 8 Watson Street, Murchison, Victoria, 361