RYDA – ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION
RYDA is a community road safety initiative delivering practical road safety information targeting attitude and awareness of young drivers and passengers. The program is facilitated in partnership with Rotary, presented by professionals and supported by corporate sponsors. The Program about road safety is directed towards our young people as as they approach the period in their life when they start driving a car and ride as a passenger in a car driven by one of their peers. In Tasmania it is presented to students in grade 10.
RYDA Australia is a not for profit organisation responsible for the delivery of quality evidence-based road safety education programs to young people. It is now known as Road Safety Education Limited.
Contacts Chair: Rtn Marion Cooper [Sandy Bay] (M) 0417 371 726
PP Annette Viney [Deloraine]
Rot Peter Chalk [Devonport North]
The program focuses on attitude and awareness with the aim of making the students better people on the road. Presenters include Road Safety experts, driving instructors, Police , recovering survivors of road crashes and drug and alcohol educators.
Students have experienced our program which has reached Huonvile, Hobart, Launceston, Smithton, Queenstown King Island and Ulverstone. It is expected that over 5000 students will be reached during 2016.
Check dates for each location from Road Safety Education Website
Road Accident Simulations at Cressy
Another Rotary initiative showed the tragic consequences of drug-affected driving
went on show to more than 70 Year 10 students from Cressy and Campbell Town District High Schools..
It was the third consecutive year the widely-acclaimed demonstration, pioneered by the RC Longford, has been staged