Central Coast celebrates 20,000th RYDA Student

NBN News were on hand to help celebrate a milestone on the Central Coast along with RYDA Ambassador, Peter Frazer from the SARAH Group, Assistant Commissioner, John Hartley, Council Mayors and other long time RYDA supporters.

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Driving – the Most Dangerous Thing You’ll Ever Do

As the Central Coast prepares to celebrate the 20,000th local student to attend RYDA, special guests, Assistant Commissioner, John Hartley and RSE Ambassador, Peter Frazer from the SARAH group talk to ABC radio about the importance of road safety education for our young drivers and their passengers.

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Peter Frazer

Students Get an Education on Safe Driving

Cheltenham Girls High School students should be cautious drivers once they gain their licenses after some sobering experiences at the RYDA road safety education program.

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Scheme aims to stop ‘life sentences’

Despite a decrease in the youth toll, a road safety programme hopes to prevent more young people from giving themselves “life sentences” if they cause a car crash.

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RYDA 2016 Kicks off in Brisbane

The Channel 9 news crews joined us for our first 2016 RYDA program in Brisbane.

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Condolences Shared

The MAIL last week featured youth road deaths as its ‘Issue of the Year’, highlighting the horror year endured within the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley (Victoria) communities.  In response to this story, Road Safety Education (RSE), a national non-profit organisation committed to education youth, south to offer further support.

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Student Road Safety Programme Boosted

A programme to change the way young people behave on the road is being boosted with funding to extend it to east Auckland schools.

Road Safety Education offers a one-day programme called RYDA for senior high school students. It aims to change their thinking as drivers and passengers.

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RYDA celebrates in the Illawarra

RYDA had cause for a double celebration at this year’s RYDA program – we welcomed our 15,000th student to the program after 10 years of operation in the area but the really big news is that over that same period, the number of young people killed on Australian roads has reduced by 47%.  WIN News were there to capture the day.

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Road to better drivers

Road Safety Education has been running the RYDA program for Illawarra high school students for the last decade.

In that time, more than 15,000 Illawarra students have seen for themselves how long it takes to stop a car going 40km/h, 60km/h and 80km/h, the importance of leaving a gap between you and the car in front and other things designed to give them knowledge that could save their lives.

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Training program drives safety message

THE road is at times a lethal place to be.  About 2000 Northern Tasmanian year 10 students will participate in RYDA program in the next two weeks.

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So, who’s the real crash dummy?

For the past three years the RYDA crash dummy at Victor Harbor has stood on the road as part of a driving demonstration on how far it takes to stop a car at various speeds, and each time the paper mache inside a wet suit has been splattered.

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Year 11 students get lesson on road safety

Year 11 students from Woolgoolga High School attended the recent RYDA day to learn practical information on how to reduce the risk of motor vehicle accidents.  The annual event was developed by Road Safety Education Ltd and coordinated by the Woolgoolga Rotary Club.

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Road ready at Tocal College for the RYDA Program

Work is complete on a new road within Tocal College that’s vital for young driver education – an issue close to principal Cameron Archer’s heart.  The campus has in recent years hosted the RYDA program, which Dr Archer has been eager to support for personal reasons. The college has lost two students to road trauma during his time. “These incidents happened 20 years ago but you never forget,” he said. “It’s part and parcel of why we did this and I still worry about students on country roads.”

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Road safety education is key

RSE’s Director of Programs, Greg Rappo was a guest on Melbourne radio station 3AW’s Drive program with host Nick McCallum. The station had a 20 minute segment on road safety following the recent tragic death of an 18 year old driver and his two 17 year old friends – a fourth person involved in the crash in an outer Melbourne suburb was seriously injured. With a radio audience of over 377,000 people, Greg was given the opportunity to discuss the importance of the RYDA road safety education program and to recognise support provided by our sponsors BOC and Toyota and community partner Rotary.

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Tragic loss of life leads to school road safety program

Maitland lost a beautiful soul, one that had only begun to find its song, when a poor choice took Shannen Riggien from her family.  The year 12 student at Maitland All Saints College, St Mary’s Campus, was out with friends at East Maitland in January when she fell from the roof of a car. “If I could use this event to stop this happening to someone else that’s good,” her brother James said. “It could possibly save someone else’s life.”

The school will soon embark on the RYDA road safety program with the help of Rutherford Telarah Rotary that will bring back painful memories for James, who is in year 11 at St Mary’s.

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Shannen Riggien

Road safety on radar for Rotary

AFTER a horrific car crash claimed the lives of three young students in Toowoomba in 2009, Rotarian Phil Chapman felt there had to be something the community could do to keep young people safer on the roads.  He knew he couldn’t prevent all crashes – but did want to improve the odds for students.  So the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program was brought to the Darling Downs.

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RYDA Grads #payitforward for Road Safety Week

Glenn Ridge talks to RSE’s Program Venue Coordinator about the #payitfoward campaign for Road Safety Week.

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Car crash survivor shares story with young drivers

IT’S not often that someone dies three times and lives to tell their story to rooms full of teenagers with the hope of keeping them safe.  57-year-old John Perry from Bega has the aura of someone who is wise beyond their years.

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South Canterbury high school students learn safer driving

Around 300 year 12 students from Timaru Boys’ High School, Mountainview High School, Opihi College and Waimate High School have been attending the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) course held at Timaru International Motor Raceway over the last three days.

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Learner’s in the driver’s seat

LOGAN’S youngest drivers have been given a helping hand in developing essential skills for life at Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre.

Logan Road Safety Advisory Committee Chairperson and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Russell Lutton, said he was proud council could provide such a great facility for the program, which is supported by local Rotary clubs.

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