IN June, Bulahdelah Central School students had the opportunity to participate in the RYDA Road Safety Education program at Taree.
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This program has been developed for young people, who are soon to be drivers and passengers on our roads.
The program gives new drivers the tools they need to identify risks factors, develop strategies to keep themselves safe and think about their approach to driving.
Throughout the day students attended five workshops where they observed a demonstration of the relationship between speed and stopping distance.
Students also spoke with a local crash survivor and police and analysed a real crash scenario to identify the risks and choices that contributed to the crash and how it could have been avoided.
They also discussed how their own personality can play a role in the choices they make as drivers and passengers in a car.
Jody Mostyn Teacher/Librarian at the School, said “Feedback from our students was encouraging and a step in the right direction for them evaluating their choices and identifying ways to keep themselves safe.”