THE Liverpool NRMA office aims to help teenagers become safer and smarter drivers with a $5000 sponsorship of Project Handbrake.
The program, created and developed by officers from Green Valley Police Station, teaches high school students about the effects of reckless driving and the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Participants can experience the effects of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, by wearing vision-impaired goggles.
The goggles distort a person's vision and balance while they do basic activities, such as catching a ball or walking in a straight line.
Students are also pushed on a billycart while wearing the goggles to indicate how hard it is to keep control while under the influence of stimulants.
The billy cart was built by students from Miller Technology High School students for Project Handbrake.
Students from Cecil Hills High School and Thomas Hassall Anglican College took part in the pilot program.
It will be expanded to all local high schools within the Green Valley local government area, under the guidance of Senior Sergeant Brendan Hillyard and Sergeant Glenn Sadler.