Young and novice drivers comprise only a small proportion of licensed drivers, yet are overrepresented in fatalities and injuries related to crashes on our roads.
As an accredited road accident rescue agency in Victoria, MFB has a clear understanding of the very real cost of road trauma to individuals and the community.
In response, the MFB has joined in partnership with other road safety agencies and local communities through the Fit to Drive Program to make a positive contribution to the safety of young people on the road. The Program is delivered across years 10, 11, and 12.
A component of the Fit to Drive program is the MFB Road Crash Case Study which is delivered as part of the Year 11 half day workshop.
Based on a real actual car crash involving young people the activity engages students by:
- using facilitated group discussions
- encouraging students to take ownership of the issues
- challenging their values
- having them take responsibility for the choices they make as a road user.
While the case study focuses on choices, peer pressure, responsibility and consequences of the crash, the activity also raises issues around the circumstances of the crash. This includes issues such as travelling without a seat belt, travelling in the boot of an overloaded vehicle and driving an unfamiliar vehicle.
The key element of the activity is the student driven discussion, ensuring it is relevant to their stage in life and their experiences.
For more information, please contact the Road Safety Education Coordinator on (03) 9665 4464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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