Rotary Youth Driver Awareness

Or RYDA. This is a Youth Drivers Awareness course that the Rotary clubs on Batemans Bay , Moruya and Narooma clubs, this is an annual event but,
it has been cancelled the last couple of years due to Covid, now we are back with better than ever. Ably organised than our own Neil Simpson. With speakers even traveling all the way from Queensland to help educate our youth of the perils of driving.
The RYDA program supports local year 11students in our shire and it is run by local Rotarians to aid teachers on the journey as they provide their students with the tools and understanding they need to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens.  RYDA features a highly engaging and memorable one-day workshop which front-loads students’ understanding of road safety and gives them the tools, habits and motivation to take action and stay safe on our roads a both drivers and passengers throughout their lives. Our Course is run over 2 days to be able to service all the students from Narooma to Batemans Bay in years 11. Over 300 students and five Eurobodalla schools attended the program at the Moruya Jockey Club. Eurobodalla RYDA coordinator Neil Simpson said youth road trauma saw a community problem that needed a whole community response. “Our local Rotary Clubs and RSE are in a unique position to bring together all the essential elements to provide an effective and highly successful road safety education program our for young people,” .

A Huge thankyou to all the volunteers who attended these programs would not continue without you.