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With the success of the introduction of the Safer Driver Course and the increase to learner driver speed limits the NSW Driver Trainerl_plate90s Association will continue to lobby for safer roads through driver education and provide the best access to information and training for our members.

 Last year your support has enabled us to achieve the following:

 Two of the big news items of 2013 for driving instructors and in particular learner drivers were the raising of the learner driver speed limit to 90km/h and the introduction and roll-out of the much anticipated Safer Driver Course. Your committee played a key role in the formation of both these policy items by providing submissions both in writing and through attending various workshops.

 As you may be aware NSW,DTA and PCYC,NSW formed a joint venture to provide the necessary resources to conduct the Safer Driver Course throughout the State. The joint venture means individual driving instructors have the opportunity to become facilitators and coaches for the program. The committee recognises many members had the facilities and resources to become SDC service providers in their own right and offer support where and when required.

To promote our industry, last year we booked a stand at the Cops & Rodders car show and due to the response received we have decided to make this an annual promotions event.

 

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  1. Further to previous communications, I write to provide an update on OSIT2014: the 2nd International Occupational Safety in Transport Conference and to request your assistance to promote the latest on OSIT2014 through ADTA-NSW.

    As previously requested, the Organising Committee would be very grateful of your assistance to promote OSIT via editorial coverage in your publications, member e-alerts, your website and events calendar (print and online as applicable).

    OSIT2014 will be held from 18-19 September at Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast.

    Media release:
    Visit https://www.qut.edu.au/news/news?news-id=72036 for the latest media release, available for your promotional purposes.

    Conference Program:
    Recently released, the two-day program of concurrent and plenary sessions, features 36 national and international keynote speakers. Check it out at http://ositconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Program.pdf

    Keynote Speakers:
    • Dr Stephanie Pratt, Center for Motor Vehicle Safety in the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – http://ositconference.com/program/keynote-speakers/dr-stephanie-pratt-2/
    • Colonel Simon Tuckerman, Commander of 1st Joint Movements Group, Australian Defence Force – http://ositconference.com/program/keynote-speakers/colonel-simon-tuckerman/
    • Professor Ann Williamson, Director, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Group – http://ositconference.com/program/keynote-speakers/professor-ann-williamson/
    • Professor Lee Di Milia, Dean, School of Business and Law, CQ University – http://ositconference.com/program/keynote-speakers/professor-lee-di-milia/

    Should you require further information, or if I can assist in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you in advance and kind regards,

    Judy

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