Most kids want to drive as soon as they can, for mobility and independence. Also for vocational opportunities. Disadvantaged youths may not have access to driving lessons because they cannot afford them and/or not have access to a car. Often they may drive illegally without a license which causes penalties for both themselves and the community. An outback town in Australia, Bourke has many underprivileged adolescents and also a high crime rate. Recent innovative programmes have been introduced with success. One programme is driving instructor Peter, who gives free driving lessons to those interested. When a young man or woman gains their driving license, self confidence increases and a few have gained employment with their new driving skills. Watch this heart warming video of Peter giving a lesson.
For more information on this driving initiative, click on http://www.drivingchange.com.au/sites/bourke/