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Call for more driver training to help cut crash rates

Safety first: Murcott’s Driving Excellence chief executive Geoff Thomas says more driver training will help lower crash rates in Australia.

Expert says drivers don’t learn skills, they shed bad habits, gain better attitude

General News logo9 Nov 2017

By IAN PORTER

- Driver training can help fleets cut crash rates by more than 30 per cent, but governments are still refusing to incorporate realistic training into the driver licencing process, according to a leading driver training executive.

- The reluctance of road authorities to incorporate driver training into the licencing system is based on outdated research that has recently been debunked, according to Geoff Thomas, chief executive of Murcott’s Driving Excellence, which trains between 12,000 and 15,000 drivers a year.

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