Learn to Live
Research suggests that during the first year of driving unsupervised, is when drivers are at the greatest risk of being in a crash. According to the Australian Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics young drivers (aged 17-25 years) are over-represented among road crash victims and accounting for ~20% of road accident victims.
In Australia, the laws governing drivers are highly dependent on the State or Territory issuing a driver their licence. For the most relevant information about driver laws and restrictions contact your relevant State or Territory roads authority.
The Learn to Live program is designed for young Australians aged 5 all the way through to adulthood. It provides education about road rules, driver skills, driver attitudes and driver behaviours.
Drivers are the most likely to be involved in a road crash in their first year of unsupervised licensed driving. Research suggests this could be influenced by inexperience, risky behaviours, driving at riskier times and driving smaller and older vehicles with less safety features. Furthermore, young adults are still developing their decision-making and impulse control areas in their brain.
The Alive at 25 safe driving course for young adults, has been developed to educate and help young adults become safer road users. It can be used as an adjunct to the licensing system, helping young adults get a greater insight into driving behaviours, safe driving skills and road laws.
There is no firm definition of an inexperienced driver. At Road Sense Australia, we classify drivers aged 18-24 years as inexperienced; however, the various governing road traffic authorities around Australia, as well as insurance companies, will use different criteria. Because young drivers and road safety have a poor association, generally this will be based on some combination of age and the length of license possession.
Inexperienced drivers are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviours such as engaging with distractions. The most common distractions include friends and passengers; mobile phones and other devices; eating whilst driving; and engaging with various in-vehicle distractions (e.g. loose objects, dashboard features).
The Alive at 25 program is designed to give licensed Australians between the ages of 18 and 25 years driver education around road laws, driver skills, driver attitudes and driver behaviours.
Road Sense Australia is committed to road safety for all young Australians. With a range of programs, we offer programs for children and Learn to Live for those under 18 years.
The course is specifically designed to help young adults become safer road users. The program complements the existing licensing system and helps young adults to gain a deeper understanding of road laws, driving behaviours and skills. It was developed as an interactive educational experience for young drivers. The program covers such key areas affecting young drivers as:
- Road laws
- Dangerous behaviours
- Attitudes and driving behaviours
- Safe driving skills
If you are interested in enrolling in our Alive at 25 program, contact Road Sense Australia. Our program is a fun and interactive educational experience that will heighten young driver awareness around the key issues affecting them on the road.
Children are at risk of various forms of road related injuries due to their poorly developed decision-making capabilities. The most common road related risks that affect Australian children include: pedestrian accidents, driveway accidents, bicycle accidents and car passenger accidents (including accidents related to exiting vehicles).
Learn to Live teaches children’s road safety in a fun and interactive way designed to increase children’s awareness of potential road-related risks.
The program is designed to give children under the age of 12, education around the safe use of roads, cars, bicycles and pedestrian behaviours.
Road Sense Australia is committed to road safety for all young Australians with a range of programs. We offer programs like Learn to Live for those under 18 years and the Alive At 25 safe driving course for young adults.
The children’s safety course is designed to help children become safer and more aware road users. The program can complement existing child education or be implemented within schools or childcare centres. It was created as an interactive educational experience for children and covers key areas affecting children’s road safety including:
- Bike safety
- Pedestrian activity
- Travelling safely in cars
- Walking to school
The program can be implemented as part of an in-school education program, or made available as part of Before / After School Care or School Holiday Care Programs.
If you are interested in enrolling in our program, contact Road Sense Australia. Our program is an interactive and fun educational experience that will increase your child’s awareness of the key issues affecting their safety in/around cars and on Australian roads.
Drive it Home
Many of the same risks that exist for regular drivers, exist for employee drivers. Speeding, fatigue, poor environmental conditions, driver distractions and drugs/alcohol pose some of the biggest risks to employee drivers.
The Drive it Home program is developed to help drivers increase their knowledge of workplace driver road safety and reduce driver risks. At Road Sense Australia our team can identify the risks associated with your specific work site and create a package to fit your needs.
Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, employers are responsible for the primary duty of care in the provision and supervision of a safe work environment. Depending on your industry and work requirements, the way in which these responsibilities are implemented and regulated may vary. Visit Safe Work Australia for more information.
The Drive it Home program includes 3hrs of interactive teaching; six modules of learning; self-paced online learning; and includes packages that can be tailored for your work requirements.
If you are interested in enrolling in our Drive it Home program, contact Road Sense Australia. Our Drive it Home program is self-paced and available online or with face-to-face options.
The Drive it Home program starts at $17.95 AUD per participant for our self-paced online course. Alternatively, we offer a Face-to-Face program at your site for $360 AUD (20 participant limit). Group enrolments of 100 participants (or more) qualify for a 10% discount.