A1 Driving School Facilitates Sessions On RYDA

December 15, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road statistics show that about 300 young adults aged between 17 and 25 die each year on Aussie roads with 20 times this number getting seriously injured. The Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Programme (RYDA) has been specifically developed to prevent this high number of deaths and injuries on the road.

RYDA, a one day course, is designed to impart road safety skills to youths aged between 16- 18 years with particular focus on awareness and attitude of the young drivers and their passengers. Over a period of 10 years, the program has seen a significant reduction in road accident fatalities with more than 50,000 students across New Zealand and Australia participating.

Topics covered by this single day course include:

- hazard perception

- vehicle safety

- distraction management

- fatigue

- stopping distance

- and the first hand experience of a road crash survivor.

With the majority of road accidents involving youths happening within the first 2 years after they get their license, the RYDA program seeks to further prepare these new drivers by providing additional road safety training. This program is vital for every new driver to enhance their safety and that of their passengers.

Read more: http://rse.org.au/programs/ryda/

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