On Monday 14 May 2018, 130, year 11 Students from Yeppoon State High School, attended RYDA a driver education day. The Yeppoon and Capricorn Coast Rotary Clubs organised this driver education day to better support young people who are most at risk of being involved is a serious crash in the first six months of their driving.
The road safety education day was made up of six interactive workshops at the PCYC facility, Cooee Bay, Yeppoon. In small peer groups, students were challenged to change the way they think about road safety; they observed a speed and braking demonstration, got tips from road safety experts and heard a personal account from a road crash survivor.
The program content developed by the national Road Safety Education organisation (rse.org.au) who is the leading provider of road safety education for youth in Australia. The flagship Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program (RYDA) is delivered each year to over 50,000 high school students from more than 650 participating schools.
The greatest impact at RYDA comes from the personal stories of loss and survival where students come to realise how one poor choice can change a life forever.
Our clubs would like to acknowledge our Expert facilitators who were amazing.
Leyland Barnett , Evolution training
Ila Chippendale, PCYC
Snr Sergeant, Ashley Hull
Snr Constable, Tanya Shield
Trevor Neumann, TMR
Sandi Small, Spinal Life
The day was planned by Robert Clegg, Yeppoon and Peter Long Capricorn coast and this leadership team coordinated the Rotary volunteers, in its successful delivery.
Of course this program required financial support and we thank Ian Weigh Toyota, Coal Train, Livingstone Shire/ Inverness/ KBSC – Community Grants Program, the Hon. Brittany Lauga and the Hon. Michelle Landry.