Being safe on the road involves more than just attitude. It also concerns the types of vehicle in which young people are travelling.
In this session, the facilitator leads a group discussion helping students to identify what a safe car looks like, how to research their options before purchase and how to make sure that the car they are travelling is in good condition. The sesison covers such topics as ANCAP safety ratings, safety features such as ABS brakes and traction control, car maintenance and safety checks and insurance and registration.
Food for thought...
How often do you check the basic safety of your vehicle (tyres, lights, seatbelts)?
Do you think you would buy a car based mostly on its luxury features or its safety features?
Do you have a plan in place incase your vehicle breaks down?
For students to explore what physical factors keep them safe while travelling and how the choices they make can help them stay safe.
At the conclusion of this session, students will:
• have explored and critiqued the importance of safety
features in vehicles
• know how to ensure their ‘ride’ is the safest possible
• understand how to access research relating to safety ratings of both new and used vehicles