CS Energy and JBOYS have joined forces to help Year 12 Biloela State High School students learn one of the most important lessons of their lives at a defensive driver training course this year.
JBOYS is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded by friends and family of Jimmy Bryant, the Biloela State High School student who died in a car crash at Thangool in 2016, just 10 days after receiving his P plates.
CS Energy Chairman Jim Soorley was in Biloela today to announce CS Energy’s sponsorship of $7,400 for JBOYS, which will help fund this year’s Year 12 students to attend the two-day student driver course at Roadcraft Driver Education in Gympie.
Mr Soorley met with JBOYS Co-founder Barbara Bryant-Dunshea and Biloela State High Principal John Adie to show CS Energy’s support for the vital road safety initiative.
“At CS Energy our first priority is to be safe so it made perfect sense for us to support the great work JBOYS are doing to provide local young people with driver safety training,” Mr Soorley said.
“The positive impacts of this driver safety training will flow beyond the students to the entire Biloela community.”
Jimmy's mother Barbara Bryant-Dunshea thanked CS Energy for their support, which would enable a group of 24 students to attend the defensive driver training in Term 2. The remainder of the Year 12 students will attend the training later in 2017.
“One tragic road accident is one too many,” Ms Bryant-Dunshea said. “And sadly young drivers under 25 make up a high proportion of driver fatalities on Australia’s roads.
“Driver inexperience played a part in Jimmy’s accident so this training will create a priceless legacy by helping young people with learning how to drive safely.”
The Roadcraft Driver Education teaches student drivers practical techniques, including how to drive defensively in wet and dry road conditions, how to avoid hazardous situations, and how human limitations can be a killer.