SADD & Young Drivers

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Young Drivers

Young Driver related crashes are an area of high concern & identified as a continuing road safety issue across the cluster.

Wairarapa Wide: 16 to 24 year olds most represented age group in injury crashes on local roads, state highways & mostly at fault at the time of the crash.  gives free, practical info to make it easier to pass your restricted test.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: DRIVE

We are very excited to announce that SADD is being supported in 100% of Wairarapa Colleges. We meet every month as a council to discuss areas of concern and how we can promote safe driving practises (including not driving whilst intoxicated or getting in a car with someone else that has been drinking) not only to our peers but stretch our message out into our community.


This video was filmed at Rathkeale College with student leaders from both Rathkeale College and St Matthews Collegiate.

Visit the National SADD Page to see what is happening around the country!


SADD Student Strives for changeSADD Student Strives for change

Former Chanel College student James Graham set a task that drove him to excellence. Highlighting a really big issue on our roads and as a SADD National leader, felt he had a part to play in designing change. Read the full case-study here on the Waka Kotahi education portal

RYDA Programme

The Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Programme is in partnership with Rotary, Road Safety Education, Safer Journeys, Wairarapa Road Safety Council.

An annual eveny held at the Solway Showgrounds in Masterton, students we able to take part in 6 workshops focusing on one of the most important things they will be doing in everyday life - DRIVING;

  • Putting the 'I' in Drive
  • Hazards, Distractions & Risks
  • Speed & Stopping Distances
  • Road Choices
  • Genevieves Story
  • Crash Survivor


Each facilitator is 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. RYDA has been running in Wairarapa for 7 years (cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, but both year 12&13 students attended in 2021).

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.

SADD - Students Against Dangerous Driving

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