Young and novice drivers comprise only a small proportion of licensed drivers, yet are over-represented in fatalities and injuries related to crashes on our roads.
As an accredited road rescue agency in Victoria, FRV has a clear understanding of the very real cost of road trauma to individuals and the community.
As a consequence, FRV has joined with other road safety agencies and local communities to reduce road trauma in young people. Through the Fit to Drive program, FRV firefighters engage with young people to deliver road safety messages that will empower and support them to achieve zero deaths on Victorian roads.
Young people have the capacity to change and influence attitudes and behaviours in relation to risky road use. The Fit to Drive program supports them to take responsibility for keeping themselves and their mates safe regardless of what type of road user they are.
The Fit to Drive program involves a half day workshop which is offered to all Year 11 classes in Victoria.
The program engages students by:
- Using facilitated group discussions
- Encouraging students to take ownership of the issues
- Challenging their values
- Having students take responsibility for the choices they make as a road user.
Reviewed 05 November 2021