There is no better time than now to equip young people with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the road.
One of life’s most essential skills is the challenge of driving. As 16-18 year olds approach this crucial time in their lives Road Safety Education (RSE) and PBF Australia are here to support them. The RYDA program is delivered yearly to over 50,000 senior high school students from more than 650 participating schools.
At the conclusion of each year the program is reviewed and tweaked to ensure it provides the most up to date and relevant information delivered in the most engaging way. This is achieved through feedback from students, teachers and facilitators.
With six interactive sessions, students are challenged to change the way they think about road safety; participating in stopping distance demonstrations, 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 told by PBF presenters in the “After the Crash” session. This is where students come to realise how one poor choice can change a life forever.
For many students it is the first time they have had the opportunity to interact with someone in a wheelchair. Many don’t know how to approach or talk to someone in a chair. It is a lack of education that makes them assume and fear the unknown. The reality is, that in general, people who use wheelchairs do so because of physical reasons rather than cognitive impairments. Through sharing their personal story with the students these young adults soon realise the positive impact that they can have on a wheelie. By simply acknowledging them as another human being, with hopes and dreams just like themselves.
PBF Australia regularly updates our presenters with their road safety education training. Our presenters enjoy bringing the messages of the RYDA program to the students with dedication and enthusiasm. Road Safety Education (RSE) may write the content but it is PBF Australia’s road presenters who bring it to life.
For more information on the latest RYDA 3.2 program please visit http://www.rse.org.au/