RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) is designed for 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 one of their peers.
 
It is a series of practical workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety. As part of an interactive one-day experience, students experience braking at different speeds, devise travel strategies that will work in the real world & get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends & their family.  Perhaps the most powerful moments come from the personal stories of loss & survival.
 
In one session, students watch a powerful & emotional video on the life & tragic death of an 18 year old provisional driver & in another, they sit with a crash survivor & hear first-hand how one poor choice can change a life forever.
 
RYDA's professionally developed Program is delivered by the Rotary Clubs of Broadbeach, Broadwater Southport, Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach, Nerang, Surfers Paradise & Surfers Sunrise on the Gold Coast.
            In Northern NSW RYDA is delivered by the Rotary Clubs of Maclean, Yamba, Iluka-Woombah and Grafton Midday.
         Contact
the RYDA Chair in NSW for more information