Wednesday, 1 March 2017

360 students experience Rotary’s Road Safety Education course

The trailer - purchased with grants - holds all the equipment 
The Caloundra Road Safety Education program is a joint effort of four Rotary clubs in the area – the Rotary Clubs of Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters.

Students gather for the initial briefing
These Rotary Clubs present the RYDA* program to 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.

Over two days in February/March - with 42 Rotarians volunteering their time and energy - the Caloundra RSE program was presented to 360 students from the following high schools:

  • Chancellor State College
  • Pacific Lutheran College
  • Caloundra City Private School 
  • Caloundra Christian College 

Car safety explained
The 50th program of the Rotary clubs was held using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.

Students attend six interactive sessions. In small peer groups, they are challenged to change the way they think about road safety: participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised strategies, gaining an understanding of their individual risk profile and getting tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.

The greatest impact at RYDA often comes from the personal stories of loss and survival where students come to realise how one poor choice can change a life forever.

Further Caloundra RSE courses are anticipated in July, August, and October.

*The RYDA program is supplied by Road Safety Education and delivered by Rotary Clubs throughout Australia & New Zealand.

More images:

Two Anne's chat

Gerry listening

The first of the speed demonstrations at 40kph

Learning about car safety

Anne was one of the Student Group Leaders

Rightway Driving School had two instructors present

Students watching the speed demonstrations

Students watching the speed demonstrations

Briefing for the Student Group Leaders

Briefing for the Student Group Leaders

The dummy went a long way after being hit at 60kph

She survived six beltings at 60kph

Alan Bethune brings the dummy back

1 comment:

  1. Good coverage and comments at the front to introduce the program. After the next one (July) we will add in some of the classroom stuff such as a crash survivor narrative, Genevieve's story and police presentation. As before, nice one Les.