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.
David Baguley
the RYDA Chair on the Gold Coast for more information
            In Northern NSW RYDA is delivered by the Rotary Clubs of Maclean, Yamba, Iluka-Woombah and Grafton Midday.
Glen Brown
the RYDA Chair in NSW for more information