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RYDA Program

27/03/2014

A group of 53 year 11 students attended the Burdekin TAFE to participate in the RYDA Program put together by the Rotary Clubs of Ayr and Home Hill. During the day, students received information from the Queensland Police Service on what happens at a crash and how the road rules will affect them obtaining an Open licence. 

Suncorp Insurance explained how ANCAP ratings on cars affect their safety and what could happen to the students if they were involved in an accident in a 5 star car compared to a 3 star and 1 star cars.

Students also heard the story of Raymond, a crash victim survivor. His story was very moving as it happened around his 18th birthday. Raymond was a very promising young football player but since the accident his way of life has changed. He is now a very successful disabled athlete representing Queensland and Australia in a number of sports. 

Students were also corrected on some myths of alcohol consumption and how it affects judgment. This was also reinforced with students looking at breaking distances of cars and how much of an effect just 5km over the limit would affect them if having to stop in and emergency.