DRV4LYF has been nominated for a 2020 NT community award.
The Katherine driving school has been nominated in the NT 2020 Community Achievement awards for the Automobile Association of Northern Territory Road Safety Award.
Chris Dixon founded the driving school with his wife Pamela in 2003 after a friend of their son died behind the wheel.
He said they're very happy to be nominated for the award.
"This is the first time we've been nominated for anything," he said.
"It feels like whatever we've been doing for the last 17 years has been worthwhile."
Mr Dixon said the focus of the school goes beyond standard driving, with an effort to teach young people about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and fatigue with the Drivesafe NT program.
"That's one of the reasons we're doing Drivesafe NT ... that's a government sponsored thing," he said.
"We pull them back in after five lessons and hammer home distractions and fatigue and alcohol."
Mr Dixon said when DRV4LYF started it was the only driving school in Katherine.
DRV4LYF are active in the community and recently purchased a driving simulator which they loaned to the Katherine Flexible Learning Centre.
Chris and Pamela Dixon are also members of the local Rotary Club and were involved in the re-establishment of the Rotary Road Safety Centre.
The winner is decided by vote and Mr Dixon said he'd appreciate Katherine residents casting their vote.
Click on the link to vote https://awardsaustralia.app.do/https-www-facebook-com-ntcaaward/P1tYjHtv?from=user_wall.
The award is presented on December 16 in Darwin.
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