The purpose of the individual Year level pre-Driver Programs is to offer an in-depth and practical day of learning about road safety and vehicle dynamics at the pre-driver level, given that most of the Year 10 and 11 age groups are planning to or obtaining a Queensland Learners Permit. This course is highly relevant as it precedes the on-road and in car learning requirements for Learners, setting them up with practical information and understanding of what vehicles are designed for and how they can be used in pre-emptive road awareness and also sets up the best approaches and philosophy for in car learning that will follow.
Research shows that by the time adolescents gain a Learners Permit they have already learned the driving habits of their parents and people they have been a passenger of since childhood. By the time an adolescent is ready to gain their Learner licence their motivation to learn is at its greatest, we therefore have a captive audience given this motivation to begin instilling safe driving behaviours and influence attitudinal awareness prior to getting in the car to drive.
This course it modified in consultation with each school and year level with appropriate activities according to each group. This course can be run on site or off site.
The Yr 7-10 Road Safety Programs are similar to the Yr 11 and 12, though focused more on road safety awareness as a pedestrian, bike rider, wheel chair operator or other road user. We use fun activities to demonstrate safe reaction times of both vehicle operators and other road users to physically demonstrate action and consequence outcomes.