Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
The Rotary Youth Driver Awareness is a road safety education program aimed at reducing death and injury among young people on Australian roads. It is a one-day event held at a non-school site.
Who can go?
The Program targets 16 to 17 year olds as they approach the period in their lives when they will start driving a car and ride as a passenger in a car driven by one of their peers.
What is the aim?
The objectives of the RYDA Program are to:
- Supply an informative road safety education resource to secondary schools to be used in conjunction with, and as assistance to, the school curriculum;
- Increase an awareness in students of the causes of road crashes and the consequences of their choices as a driver or passenger;
- Establish in students a positive attitude to responsible motoring;
- Create an understanding through the school community to the broader community that road safety is a community problem and that we have an individual and collective responsibility for the safety, health and security of each other.