We know that young people are inclined to experiment and take risks that could impact on their own health and wellbeing and with the alarming facts above in mind we have partnered with RYDA to provide our Year 11 students a driver safety education program.
Today, student’s spoke directly with facilitators regarding road choices, crash investigations, hazards and distractions and effective stopping. Through a series of practical and powerful workshops, RYDA challenged the students to change the way they think about road safety, creating a foundation for safe road use in the future. Students experienced the relationship between speed and stopping distance through practical observation. They saw how their personality is an important aspect of the total road safety equation and had a discussion with a Police Officer on key risk areas for young drivers and passengers. They also listened to a powerful presentation by a speaker about the crash that changed his life and then analysed a real crash and its contributing factors and developed plans for decision making in risky situations. Students formed strategies to manage distractions and improve their hazard perception skills.
Statistics show that driving when fatigued and speeding are often implicated in transport accidents involving young people and more commonly, young men aged 20-24 years.