PCYC traffic offenders program a place for consideration

ROAD AWARENESS: Steve Tilbury teaches participants of the PCYC traffic offenders program the importance of road rules and consideration. Photo: Mariam Koslay.

ROAD AWARENESS: Steve Tilbury teaches participants of the PCYC traffic offenders program the importance of road rules and consideration. Photo: Mariam Koslay.

Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) has revealed participants accessing the Goulburn traffic offenders program are in line with the state average.

For Goulburn, the typical participant is aged 20 to 29, with males making up about 80 per cent of enrolments. 

Nearly 600 people accessed the program between 2013 and 2016, with the majority attending after 2014. 

Statistics show the number of participants follows a cyclical nature.

More people are enrolled after Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and long weekends.

Steve Tilbury is a driving instructor and mentor for those in the PCYC traffic offenders program.

“If they take away something, it’s to make the roads safer, and if I can change their way just a little bit, if I’ve got something to do with that, then I’m happy,” he said.

Prior to this job he was a police driving instructor, experience he believes helps him in his current job.

Participants in the program not only explore road rules, but also receive presentations from police officers, paramedics and solicitors.

But Mr Tilbury said it was not only about the laws of the road.

“For example, if they’re on [the drug] ice and they’ve been to the pub, they might take someone out, someone like you or me,” he said.

“The idea is to make sure everyone is doing the right thing. No one’s going to be perfect all the time. 

“We don’t want them to perfect, we want them to be considerate.”

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