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A Townsville teacher has been recognised for developing a road safety program to help educate Indigenous people about road safety issues and the dangers of drink-driving.
Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE teacher, Murray Holm, was recently presented with the State Government Category Award and the Queensland Road Safety Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2011 Queensland Road Safety Awards ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane.
The awards are a joint initiative of the RACQ and Queensland University of Technology's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland, and recognise the work of individuals and groups who have designed projects or programs to improve safety on Queensland roads.
Mr Holm consulted with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service to create a program where students could identify road safety issues and be able to sit the Queensland road rules test comfortably. Using a range of resources, Mr Holm's program is presented in a classroom environment via a powerpoint presentation, complete with videos and flash files of moving cars.
Mr Holm accepted the awards for the Road safety and learners program, which has given his students a 98% first-time pass rate for their learner's permit test.