The Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Programme is in partnership with Rotary, Road Safety Education, Safer Journeys, Wairarapa Road Safety Council.
This year we almost doubled our number is our fourth year providing a successful program focusing on Year 12 Students across Wairarapa during March. With nearly 600 Students in attendance over the 2-day event held at the Solway Showgrounds in Masterton, students we able to take part in 6 workshops;
- Putting the 'I' in Drive
- Hazards, Distractions & Risks
- Speed & Stopping Distances
- Road Choices
- Genevieves Story
- Crash Survivor
Each facilitator was experienced in their field providing safer road choices and inspiration to students wanting to take the next step in their journey of their future driving careers. This program was set to run in 2020 for it's 6th year, however due to gathering restrictions outlayed in Alert Level 2, 3 & 4 for Covid19, it has been decided that it will not run in Wairarapa this year.
Road Safety Education have a formal response to Covid19 and you can view this by clicking here
For more information please click the RYDA link
We wish to thank all of the Rotarians, Teachers, Students, Facilitators and supporting organisations that played their part in making this event an on-going success.
RYDA is an Australia and New Zealand Program delivered by Road Safety Education Ltd.
Monday 28th of January 2019: Encourage your kids to walk the last little bit of their journey to school, or maybe they are asking you? Either way, there are 5 Micro Scooters & Helmets up for grabs this March!
Tuesday 12th of June 2018: You know it's winter in Wairarapa when the darker days come early. With this in mind, we are hurriedly trying to fit in more into a smaller window of time. Check out these winter driving messages from our Stakeholder NZTA.
Thursday 1st of February 2018: Advisory speed warning signs around Fernridge School in Masterton have been erected to slow traffic outside the schools gate.
Thursday 25th of January 2018: For more information and to register for the challenge visit www.aotearoa.bike