U Turn the Wheel has celebrated a milestone.
The driver safety course has marked 20 years of encouraging young drivers to consider the consequences before putting pedal to the metal.
The program aims to educate soon-to-be drivers on the dangers of the road.
The course was founded by the Moss Vale Rotary Club in 1999 after a tragic car crash spurred community action.
The three-day-long event is held annually with educational talks and hands-on activities.
Novice drivers aged between 17 and 21 years old are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident.
Members of the Southern Highlands Police Force, Wingecarribee SES and NSW Ambulance attended the event to pass on knowledge and personal experience.
Policeman Constable Daniel attended the U Turn the Wheel program as a Moss Vale High School student in 2005 and took the opportunity to share wisdom of his own.
Three busloads of year 11 students arrived at Mittagong RSL for the event on August 13 with 280 students enrolled to participate this year.
Mayor Duncan Gair addressed the road-ready teens.
"When you put your foot on the peddle without mum and dad there it is a different experience," he said.
The mayor stressed the importance of taking responsibility for yourself, passengers and other motorists when driving.