An open discussion with student’s local Police contact (usually the Liaison Officer attached the their school), this session gives students the opportunity to ask questions and hear about the role of Police in motor vehicle crashes, common offences and the penalties that come along with them.
The themes for discussion are framed around a powerful film which is shown at the beginning of the session. The film tells the very real and raw story of a vibrant young woman taken too soon, as told by family and friends still learning to cope with the loss and make sense of her death. It is beautifully shot and presented. It is hard hitting and unashamedly emotional. There is no gore, no crash scenes, no blood, no mayhem but the real consequences of road trauma the stillness of death; the desperate pain of sorrow and the despair buried deep in loved ones hearts which causes young people attending RYDA to stop, reflect and to act.
Food for thought...
Does your driving change depending on who is sitting next to you in the car?
Does your driving change in the presence of a Police car or speed camera?
Do you know what your responsibilities are at a crash scene?
For the students to leave the session having thought about the possible consequences of their choices, including road fatalities, accidents, fines and penalties.
At the conclusion of this session, students will be able to:
• list their responsibilities at a crash scene
• understand the legal and financial ramifications of
breaking road rules
• list three offences that lead to the immediate suspension
of their licence