Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs (from Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters) presented the RYDA Road Safety Education course on Wednesday, 2 August to 152 students from Kawana Waters State College using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.  These 16-18 year old students are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
The day was opened by Cr Peter Cox (representing Divison 3 of the Sunshine Coast Council) who later posted this message on Facebook:
"I was privileged to welcome Year 11 students from Kawana Waters State College to the Rotary Young Driver Awareness (RYDA) program.  Students will experience practical and theoretical sessions focusing on topics like 'Speed & Stopping', 'Hazards & Distractions', 'Road Choices' as well as hearing about 'Genevieves Story' which illustrates the consequences of the decisions young drivers make when behind the wheel!   It's a highly valuable program targeting teenagers about to get the 'L' plates."
By the end of this year, 8,000 Sunshine Coast High School students will have attended the RYDA road safety education course.  The RYDA program is supplied by Road Safety Education and delivered by Rotary Clubs throughout Australia & New Zealand.
Read more about the RYDA program here