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  1. RYDA New Zealand LimitedRotary Clubs of New ZealandYouth Driver Awareness Programme Approved project of Rotary Districts 9910, 9920, 9930 and 9970 Participating Districts 9940 & 9980

  2. RYDA Program • Road safety education program for youth • Aim to help reduce trauma on our roads • Best Practice Program – nationally reviewed • Available to all year 15 & 16 year olds

  3. The Problem • Young drivers (aged 15–19) are: • 7 times more likely to crash than older drivers (45-49) – females 6 times • at fault in 79 % of serious injury crashes in which they are involved • at fault in 83 % of fatal crashes in which they are involved

  4. Community - Sharing the Burden • Program sustainability requires a sharing of the burden • Road safety is a responsibility we all share • Councils, • Government agencies – Transport, Police, Education, Health/ACC • Business and philanthropic community • Parents and our youth

  5. RYDA programme modules • Stopping Distances • Safe Celebrating and Fatigue – reducing the risk • Crashes Do Happen - Personal Histories • Hazard Perception • It’s Your Decision - you choose • Finance and Insurance

  6. RYDA in 2009 • Programmes run in 2008/9 year in: • Far North • Whangarei • North Shore • Auckland • Manukau • Pukekohe • Rotorua • Christchurch • Nationally - 4500 students, 47 schools

  7. 2009 - 2010 • In 2009/10 we delivered to over 70 schools and 7000 students in: • Far North • Whangarei • North Shore • Auckland • Manukau • Pukekohe • Rotorua • Christchurch • Nelson • Working with D9940 for 2010/11 launch

  8. 2009 - 2010 • In 2009/10 we delivered to over 70 schools and 7000 students in: • Far North • Whangarei • North Shore • Auckland • Manukau • Pukekohe • Rotorua • Christchurch • Nelson • Working with D9940 for 2010/11 launch

  9. 2010 - 2011 • Expand the programme to include: Palmerston North Wellington Dunedin Invercargill Other centres as requested

  10. The Future • Eventually deliver to 80% of all Year 11 students • Mid term goal: deliver to 20,000 students by 2012 • 2010/11 goal: deliver to 11,000 students

  11. COSTS • Programme costs vary according to venue • Cost is about $35 per day per student • Students/schools asked to contribute and we discuss this with the school ($10) • Balance is raised locally – Council, Rotary, in kind, other • Rotary usually $500 to $1000, some more • BOC and NZ Steel sponsorship • No student should miss out

  12. What can your Rotary Club do? • RYDA is a Rotary initiative – District Committee • Local knowledge and relationships • Volunteers on the day – usually 7 • Some financial support – depending on club commitments and size of the club • No student should miss out for financial reasons

  13. RYDA National Structure • RYDA NZ Board - Rotarians • Rotary Districts of NZ Committee (RDNZC) chaired by PDG 9910 Ken Linkhorn • District Chairs appointed by DG in all Districts • RYDA CEO, Tony Culliney (Auckland base, Mt Eden Club)

  14. Where to now ....? • Rotary Club Agreement • Club makes contact with school • One liaison person at school identified • RYDA makes all arrangements • School books into programme on agreed date • Club agrees a donation • Six volunteers on the day • Schools agrees a fee

  15. The Opportunity is ours…… Helping keep our young people safe Communities working together Rotary taking leadership “How much value can we put on saving a life?” “Get involved - the life you save could be someone you love”