Australia Day

26 January 2015

145 days to go

Jacob McLuskie

Jacob McLuskie


Defensive driving advocate and Founder, Jason Rich Foundation

The tragedy of losing his best friend to a road accident at age 21 inspired Jacob McLuskie to develop a program that teaches young people defensive driving skills to prevent accidents resulting from inexperience.

Since establishing the Jason Rich Foundation, Jacob and his friend’s mother, Tracey Rich, have staged golf days, fashion shows and fun runs to raise money.  Over 600 young people in Central Queensland have attended defensive driving courses as a result of Jacob’s energy and enthusiasm.  

The ultimate goal for the Jason Rich Foundation is to put one million Australian Year 12 students through defensive driving courses by 2070. 

Jacob is committed to ensuring his mate Jason’s death is not meaningless and is helping to educate young drivers so our teenagers can go grow up to fulfil their potential.

Jacob also owns and operates his own business, Positive Existence Personal Training, with 11 locations around Queensland helping hundreds of people every week.