Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs (from Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters) coordinated the Road Safety Education courses held this week using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.
These Rotary Clubs present the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)* program to 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
Andrew Wallace MP opened the first day's sessions.
By the end of this year, 8,000 Sunshine Coast High School students will have attended the RYDA course.
Unity College and Caloundra State High School Students attended six interactive sessions.  In small peer groups, they were challenged to change the way they think about road safety: participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised strategies, gaining an understanding of their individual risk profile and getting tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.
*The RYDA program is supplied by Road Safety Education and delivered by Rotary Clubs throughout Australia & New Zealand.