Road Safety Awareness

One of the most dangerous things a young person can do is get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. 
In Australia young people represent just 15% of the population but count for 25% of road fatalities and on average, one young person is killed every day and 20 times this number are seriously injured.
RYDA in an association with Road Safety Education Ltd., helps address this very serious problem with a comprehensive driver awarenes training  program aimed at encouraging students to take a greater responsibility for themselves and their friends.
Beginning in 2001, the Australia wide program has been viewed by over 250,000 students, with attendance growing by approximately 10% per year. The one day program, conducted away from school, targets year 11 students and involves 6 x 35 minute presentations designed to have a positive impact on young people.
The sessions are conducted by several experienced road safety presenters who work together to highlight the road safety message for young drivers and passengers.
The program includes:
- Stopping DistancesHazards & Distractions

- Crash Survivor
- WA Police with "My Choices"
- Alcohol, Drugs & Fatigue in "Plan B"; and
- Vehicle Safety in "My Wheels" 

In District 9465, RYDA days are conducted on a regular basis and Clubs are encouraged to get involved in this valuable Rotary project that has the ability to save young lives in their community.
The Project Chair is: Marg Pantall

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