SCHOOL: Could this learner driver at Karangi Cemetery be leading the charge?
SCHOOL: Could this learner driver at Karangi Cemetery be leading the charge?

Saving lives in the cemetery

‘DARING’ John Arkan has suggested Karangi Cemetery be the perfect spot for learner drivers.

The Coffs Harbour City councillor made the suggestion to The Advocate as part of a strategy to get council behind a driving education program.

“There’s no good saying we’ve got lousy drivers, let’s do something about it,” Cr Arkan said.

The cemetery has road surfaces, a roundabout and parking spaces allowing space for a teenager to learn the basics in the face of the possibilities if they don’t learn to drive properly.

Other properties in the area also have the space or the beginning of driving facilities which Cr Arkan said council needs to look into utilising.

Cr Arkan is calling for a public forum to be held to work out what is needed and wanted in Coffs Harbour for not only learner drivers but car enthusiasts as well.

Training drivers is imperative and Cr Arkan feels for the new generation of drivers who don’t have a ‘paddock basher’ and banana plantation like he did.

“The quicker we get public forum and facility moving means we could save a couple of lives,” Cr Arkan said.



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