The flagship RYDA Program is delivered each year to over 50,000 senior high school students from more than 650 participating schools.

At RYDA, students attend six interactive sessions at a dedicated venue over the course of a school day. In small peer groups, they are challenged to change the way they think about road safety; participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised strategies, gaining an understanding of their individual risk profile and getting tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.

The greatest impact at RYDA often comes from the personal stories of loss and survival where students come to realise how one poor choice can change a life forever.

By participating in RYDA, schools further their commitment to educating the ‘whole student’, providing a unique opportunity to learn essential life skills as they face the challenges of driving solo or as an infuential passenger of a novice driver.

Now is the time to equip young people with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the road.

New Zealand schools attending RYDA can fully or partially award NZQA credits through their unit standard program (for more information click on Teacher Resources).

RYDA 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 novice drivers.


The learning objectives for students attending RYDA are:

RYDA Objectives

 Teacher Resources


Click here to find resources and information to help teachers extend the road safety messages back at school.

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Student Resources

Click here to find more information about keeping safe as seen at the RYDA Program.

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  • Rotarian Resources

    Click here to find more information about conducting a RYDA Program for your local school(s).

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  • Program Calendar

    Click here to find the dates and locations of RYDA Programs across all sites.

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  • Locations

    Click here to find the locations of RYDA Programs operating across all sites.

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Parent Resources

Click here to find resources to help support and keep your new driver and their passengers’ safe.

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