RYDA Road Safety Programme

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RYDA Road Safety Programme
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 7:47 AM

RYDA Road Safety Programme - An Opportunity for Young Men in Year 12

In recent years we have offered young men in Year 12 the opportunity to complete the RYDA Road Safety programme. Following the very positive feedback we received from the young men who participated, and the significant interest from parents, we are again making this opportunity available for interested students on Wednesday, March 17.

At RYDA students attend six interactive sessions. In small peer groups, they will be challenged to change the way they think about road safety by participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised strategies, gaining an understanding of their individual risk profile and getting tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family. The RYDA programme is about a lot more than just driving, so is applicable to all young men regardless of whether or not they have their driver's licence. Indeed, there is evidence that identifies the behaviour of passengers as a crucial influence on the actions of drivers.

Please see the attached document for further details of the content of the RYDA programme. Additional information can be found on the RYDA website and on Facebook (please note that RYDA provides programmes in both New Zealand and Australia)
Students do not need to have their driver's licence in order to take part in the RYDA programme.
Significant sponsorship agreements mean that the cost of the RYDA programme, $18.00 per student, is only a fraction of the actual cost of running this event. If your son wishes to take part, payment for the RYDA programme must be made to the Finance Office by Friday, March 12 at the latest. If paying via internet banking, please use RYDA and your son's Student ID number as the payment reference.

Cost: $18.00
Bank Account: Palmerston North Boys' High School
Bank Name: Westpac Trust
Bank Account Number: 03 0726 0476403 00
Please reference the payment with RYDA followed by your son's student ID number.

Students will not be registered until payment has been received.
Any issues regarding payment please contact the finance office: E: or P: (06) 3545176 extn#799

The RYDA Road Safety programme will run on Wednesday, March 17 at the Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North.

Further specific information will be provided closer to the date of the RYDA programme.