RACQ vehicle to help indigenous teens gain licence

RACQ and Former Origin Greats (FOGs) have again teamed up to help Indigenous Queensland students get the driving experience they need to gain a drivers licence.
Students from Bribie High with car presented by FOGs and RACQ

The Club visited Bribie Island State High School on Wednesday to gift a Holden Cruze to students participating in FOGs’ ARTIE Academy Drivers Licence Program, with the car to be used to help young drivers reach their 100 hours of driving practice required for a licence.   

RACQ Head of Community and Education David Contarini said the Club was proud to support the valuable program. 

“Getting a drivers licence is a milestone for many young people and opens up their options for future education and employment,” Mr Contarini said. 

“However, unfortunately not all students have access to a safe, reliable vehicle to complete the 100 hours of practice mandatory as part of the Queensland drivers licence process. 

“RACQ is happy to provide this vehicle which will help many students, and we’ll also cover the insurance, registration and servicing costs.” 

Mr Contarini said this was the fourth vehicle the Club had donated to the ARTIE Academy Drivers Licence Program. 

“Last year we donated vehicles to Ayr, Beenleigh and Marsden State High Schools and we’ve been able to see the real value they provide to students,” he said. 

FOGs Executive Chairman Gene Miles said these vehicles RACQ has provided added additional value to the existing Driver Licence Program.

“Completing 100 hours can sometimes be challenging for students, so having support from RACQ, the school and ARTIE Academy will get students off to the best and safest start when driving and will be a key component to enhancing the success of students in life after school.”

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