Road safety an important lesson

Year 10 students learn about road safety.

Noosa District State High School Year 10 students completed the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program at the House With No Steps, Doonan last Friday.

RYDA is designed to change the way the students think about road safety.

The RYDA program is delivered to over 50,000 senior high school students each year from 650 participating schools.

The Year 10 students attended six interactive sessions, which included participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised safety strategies, evaluating their own risk profile and gaining tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves and their family and friends.

The greatest impact at RYDA came from hearing personal stories of loss and survival, which highlighted how one poor choice can alter a life forever.

The students learnt essential life skills, which will put them in good stead as they face the challenges of driving solo or as they take on the role as an influential passenger of a novice driver.

RYDA is a program supported by all government and private schools in Queensland.

The program was judged by the Queensland Department of Transport as the best and most beneficial way for students to learn how to become drivers of vehicles.