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  Stopping Distances:
Students are shown the impact of differing speeds, reaction time and vehicle traction on the length of time that it takes to stop a vehicle. They are given the opportunity to travel in a vehicle, driven by a licensed driving instructor, as well as observe from outside. The importance of the condition of the vehicle is emphasised along with the impact of road conditions.
Talking to road crash survivors, no second chances   Hazards, Distractions & Risk:
A high energy session aimed at familiarizing students with the most common crashes involving young people and how to prepare to avoid or minimize their impact. Students also identify distractions that they can control or remove in order to prepare them better for circumstances outside their control. This part of the session explores the role of mobile phones, passengers, music, etc. The session is presented with the aid of video footage and involves students taking part in several fun 'hazard perception' tests.

Try the short quiz on the right to test your awareness.

  Plan B: Alcohol, Drugs, Fatigue and Driving
An interactive workshop focusing on the impact that alcohol, drugs and fatigue have on driving ability. Through small group work and student presentations, students identify planning strategies for travelling safely, even when their original plans go wrong and they need to implement “Plan B”.
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.

  Crashes Do Happen –
Personal stories from road crash survivors:
A powerful presentation by a crash survivor who has a brain injury as a result of a vehicle crash. The session demonstrates to students that car crashes can happen to them and that such crashes can leave permanent trauma for the survivor, their families and the community at large.
  My Wheels:
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.

Finance and Insurance:
This session is available exclusively online to provide information and assistance for financing and insuring a vehcile. see more

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