The Road Smart team from VicRoads conducted a workshop for our Year 10 students on Thursday, 01 August. Boys and Girls had separate sessions where Petra and Asad from VicRoads went through various aspects of road safety. The program was aimed at helping lay down the foundations for safe driving among young drivers.
Following a successful pilot program last year, more than 200 schools have already booked into the program.
Road Smart includes an interactive classroom session delivered by a trained facilitator; a practical driving session, eLearning modules and a teacher resource toolkit linked to the Victorian Curriculum.
Supervising drivers also have access to Road Smart eLearning, providing practical information to support the beginner driver as they get behind the wheel for the first time.
They are also encouraged to attend the free in-car on-road session with their learner to pick up some extra coaching tips.
Road Smart is aligned with Victoria’s graduated licensing system which aims to ensure beginner drivers start learning under lower risk conditions, allowing them to accumulate more driving experience over a longer period.
Since the introduction of the graduated licensing system in 2007, there has been a 20 per cent reduction in the rate of fatal and serious injury crashes involving drivers aged 18 to 20 years.
Road Smart is part of the $146 million Young Driver Safety Package election commitment funded by TAC.