The RYDA Experience

RYDA is essential road safety education for young drivers and their passengers. RYDA gives drivers strategies to manage distractions, avoid risk and plan their journey.  It also gives them an understanding and acceptance of the rules of the road and the laws of physics.  It teaches passengers how to contribute positively to the car’s environment and speak up if they are uncomfortable.  It’s a fun day out of the school classroom that builds, for all students, critical life skills, laying the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives.

This video shows a RYDA day from the student’s perspective.

To view the video, click the icon on the right.
You can also download the video to by clicking either the Australian or the New Zealand version and selecting ‘download’.

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Teaching someone to drive

Keys2Drive is an Australian Government-funded program providing learner drivers and their parents/supervisors a free driving lesson with a Keys2Drive accredited professional driving instructor.

Their website has some great advice to help you supervise a learner driver.  Learn how to pass on the art of safe and confident driving, and empower your learner driver to find for themselves the skills of road safety awareness.

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RYDA 3.2 E-Flyer (Australia)

This electronic flyer gives parents an overview of the RYDA Program content and can be emailed home with permission notes.  This flyer is for schools attending RYDA at the metropolitan and regional venues in Australia.

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RYDA 3.2 E-Flyer (New Zealand)

This electronic flyer gives parents an overview of the RYDA Program content and can be emailed home with permission notes.  

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Testimonials

The RYDA sessions are designed to use a variety of delivery techniques, including powerful videos, group work, role plays, demonstrations and deeply personal stories from crash survivors. We recognise that everybody learns differently so RYDA’s varied approach aims to resonate personally with every student and help each person develop their individual road safety strategy.

That’s why, when we ask students to tell us what their favourite session was and why, we get an equally varied mix of responses. This flyer collates student feedback on each of the sessions.  For further testimonials from teachers, parents, students and road safety experts, please see our testimonials page.

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Going Solo

The Monash Injury Research Institute have put together a 16-page booklet called “Going Solo” designed to inform parents of the risks their newly licensed son/daughter will face, particularly in their first year on their P-plate licence.

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Parent-Young Person Safe Driving Agreement

If you have a new driver in your house, use this agreement to talk about safety.

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Would your child know what to do if they were involved in a crash?

Here are some steps we recommend they take. It’s a good idea to print this out and keep in the glovebox.

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Toolkit for Parents of Teen Drivers

Check out this website and learn about some of the major issues for teen drivers and get tips on how to discuss them and put solutions into practice.

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Helping your teen choose a safe car

Use this helpful guide from ANCAP to understand vehicle safety features.

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Are you fatigued right now?

Driver Fatigue is one of the 3 big killers on our roads. Take this quick test from Transport for NSW before getting on the road.

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Driver fatigue calculator

Driving and fatigue are a dangerous mix, increasing your chances of having a crash. The NZTA have put together a handy driver fatigue calculator which could help you see if you are at risk of being affected by fatigue.

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