Blacktown Workers Club Group is privileged to have joined the Drive to Survive Program incorporating Taking Speed off the Roads Campaign initiated by motoring expert and media personality Ian Luff.
Taken into Sydney high schools, year 10 students are exposed to an interactive road safety forum where they hear from Drive to Survive Ambassador, Jarrad Ingram. As a result of a high speed crash on a public road, Jarrad died twice in the CareFlight helicopter on route to Westmead Hospital. He openly tells students he was driving way too fast in the wet conditions; he lost control, now he is in life long rehabilitation. The profound impact, listening to Jarrad speak about having to learn to walk, talk, eat is a wake up call, but learning to drive with only one eye drives home his life changing message.
Young inexperienced drivers are overrepresented in accidents. This can be attributed to many factors, the inability to access risk, poor choices, inexperience. This coupled with parents passing on incorrect messaging during the learner phase; this is compounded by a licencing system that focuses on driver knowledge of the road rules rather than safe driving competencies.
The Drive to Survive® in School Driver Education Program is evidence based. 97% of students surveyed said, ‘The program would help them to be a safer driver.’
Research has reaffirmed school students attending the Drive to Survive® Program are empowered to make smarter decisions and take less risks. This will have a greater influence on their behaviour as a prudent driver.
With our financial support, this life saving program is helping save our most precious resource – human life.
We are pleased to be on board the Partner Support Program, knowing our commitment will help Make It Happen.
If you would like more information about the program, how you too can come on board, we can put you in touch with Ian Luff and his team or go to: www.drivetosurvive.com