TRAFFIC offenders sometimes get a second chance with the Police Citizens Youth Clubs' Traffic Offender Intervention Program.
The program's co-ordinator, Teresa Simonka, operates regular courses at the Penrith, Mt Druitt and Blacktown PCYCs.
"It's a six-week program, not always for traffic offenders," she said. "It can be for anyone from learner drivers up to drivers aged 70."
The sessions are on car crashes and their consequences, how alcohol and other drugs affect drivers, legal consequences, facts about driving and motor accident victims' stories.
Mrs Simonka said people convicted of driving offences were often urged to take the course.
"This is an environment for them to reflect on the road rules and the charges that have brought them to the program," she said.
She said many drivers were unaware of how dangerous the road was.
"I've had a lot say to me, I'm a really good driver; I know what I'm doing," Mrs Simonka said.
"You may think that, but when you've got a high-range [blood alcohol] reading your perception of distance is warped."
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