Knights drive TAC's 'Towards Zero' message

The Northern Knights would have been mentally sharp going into their Round 4 clash with the Geelong Falcons after the players drove from northern metropolitan Melbourne to the game at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

Northern’s learner and P-plate drivers gained over an hour’s driving experience on city streets and country highways in varying weather conditions that included moderate to heavy rain.

They stopped just over halfway at a designated meeting point (BP Service Station, Little River) for a break before having the opportunity to swap drivers and continue down the Princes highway.

The drive was undertaken as part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) ‘Driving to an Away Game’ activity.

Club Talent Manager Peter Kennedy and Head Coach Andrew Shakespeare said it was important young drivers gained experience behind the wheel.

“We care about the safety and wellbeing of our squad members and are committed to conveying the TAC’s ‘Towards Zero’ message to our players,” Kennedy said.

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