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Students learned about stopping distances (and potential consequences) at various speeds, by observing from the sidelines and as passengers of the test vehicle, during the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program at Yamba last week. Image: Geoff Helisma.

Students up to speed

Students learned about stopping distances (and potential consequences) at various speeds, by observing from the sidelines and as passengers of the test vehicle, during the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program at Yamba last week. Image: Geoff Helisma.
Students learned about stopping distances (and potential consequences) at various speeds, by observing from the sidelines and as passengers of the test vehicle, during the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program at Yamba last week. Image: Geoff Helisma.

Around 340 year 10 and 11 students from schools across the Clarence Valley participated in the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program [RYDA] at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre in Yamba last Thursday and Friday.
The valley’s Rotary clubs facilitated the road safety education program, which “is a community response to the growing need to ensure appropriate attitudes and behaviours are developed by young people in relation to driving on our roads,” a spokesperson said.
The program was delivered by well-qualified volunteers and professionals, including NSW Police, and explored road safety, health and driver education.
It was the seventh time Rotary has run the RYDA program.
Schools that participated were: Maclean High School, Southern Cross Distance Education, McAuley Catholic College, St Andrews and CVAS (Clarence Valley Anglican School).
The Workshops were sponsored by Maclean Bowling Club, Clarence Valley Council, O’Halloran Motors, Clarence Valley’s Rotary clubs, Causley’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Maclean High School, Yamba Surf Club and the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre.

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