All Year 11 students participated in the Vic Roads and TAC funded program, Fit 2 Drive, which aims to encourage young adults to make responsible choices to party and drive safe. Our students were engaged and participated in the workshops with an open frame of mind freely offering ideas and opinions. Workshops were facilitated by young adults, MFB, Police and ambulance staff.
The philosophy of Fit 2 Drive incorporates the belief that young people have the capacity to change and influence attitudes and behaviours in relation to risky driving. It supports them to take ownership and responsibility for their own and their peers’ safety and this is reflected in our programs.
Effective behaviour change and education programs cannot be achieved in ‘one-off’ sessions.
Rather, it is important to follow up to reinforce key points, help the participants keep motivated and use what they have learnt. The Fit 2 Drive Year 11 Workshop and the Fit 2 Drive Youth Forum should be seen as part of a suite of programs designed to reduce the incidence of road crashes involving young people.