Educating young drivers – committed to the prevention of road accidents in Australia.
PBF Australia has developed a range of inspirational Injury Prevention programs that aim to reduce the incidence of serious injury at work, on the road and at play.
Our award winning Road Prevention Program has been designed with the goal of reducing the number of road deaths and serious injuries occurring in Australia. Targeting students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are at pre and novice-driver levels, this classroom presentation has been developed in close consultation with teachers and students to engage and educate young drivers on the risks of the road and the consequences of poor decision-making.
Available in both Western Australia and Queensland, our impactful in school presentations focus on the prevention of road accidents and offer participants a first-hand account of what it is like to experience and live with a spinal cord injury sustained through a road crash in Australia. Often confronting and close to the heart, these real life stories aim to:
- Demonstrate the potential consequences of unsafe road behaviour
- Increase knowledge of the major risk factors that cause road crashes
- Communicate the impact of serious injury or death
- Encourage positive attitudes to safe road behaviour
- Demonstrate the personal responsibility for choices and the consequences
- Encourage young people to be assertive in communicating safe choices to peers
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In Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, PBF works closely with RSE to deliver a component of the RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) programs to senior high school students.
In Western Australia our road program is supported by RAC Community Education. This support allows us to deliver our presentations to high schools throughout Perth and regional WA.
PBF Australia is a member of WARSEC (Western Australian Road Safety Education Committee), a multi-member agency committee convened by SDERA (School Drug Education and Road Aware), with an interest in improving safe road use and road safety education for young people in Western Australia.
PBF Australia also contributes to Directions, a biennial Road Safety Education Plan produced by WARSEC to document initiatives of each of the member agencies, individually and collaboratively, making contributions and real improvements to the Western Australian Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.
Our Injury Prevention Program speakers are inspiring individuals who have sustained a permanent spinal cord injury, and are living full lives as a quadriplegic or paraplegic member of the community. Through our speakers’ stories, PBF is able to build greater awareness of the risks of spinal cord injury in Australia, as well as encourage better decision-making in the water.
All our presenters are trained in facilitation techniques, presentation, listening and communication skills, and have an understanding of youth risk-taking behaviours and aquatic safety issues.
Read more about our road safety speakers.