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Maclean Rotary member Glen Brown marshals the driver training and students see how quickly a car can stop at different speeds. Image: Fran Dowsett

Students learn some facts about driving

Clarence Valley students attended the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness [RYDA] program at the Ngayundi Yamba Sports Complex in Yamba last week.

Soon to be drivers now have a better idea about what to expect once they get behind the wheel of their first car.

Rotary club volunteers from Maclean, Yamba, Iluka and Grafton were on hand to show and advise the students of the dangers, risks and other issues associated with driving on our roads.

The national program focuses on attitude and awareness, with the aim of helping young adults become better people on the road.

Peer pressure from passengers has a major effect on the way young people behave behind the wheel and, by addressing students as both drivers and passengers; the program aims to change the environment in the car rather than just focusing on the driver.

RYDA is delivered to over 660 high schools throughout Australia and New Zealand, with an average of 40,000 students participating in the RYDA Program every year.