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Fit to Drive was launched in 2002 after 7 young people lost their lives in road crashes in an 18-month period in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. As a result, community members including principals, teachers, parents and students banded together as they recognised the urgent need for a new approach to road safety education. What followed was the introduction of our first road safety program, the F2D Workshop.
In the past two decades, Fit to Drive has established partnerships with leading road safety authorities, including TAC, Department of Transport, Victoria Police and Fire Rescue Victoria.
Together, our road safety programs have reached nearly every local government area in Victoria. In only the last nine years, we have reached over 320,000 Victorian students since 2014.
We pride ourselves on delivering relevant, informative, and interactive workshops. Our current road safety programs include the F2D Workshop, Steer Right online webinar, and the Green Light Initiative (GLI). We offer these programs in partnership with education providers, local councils and service groups, and emergency services including Victoria Police and Fire Rescue Victoria.
Road crashes are the second leading cause of death for young Australians. Young people are tragically overrepresented in road trauma, accounting for one-quarter of driver fatalities yet only 13 per cent of all licensed drivers.
The most significant challenges that young drivers face include:
We fundamentally believe in the power of young people to create change in making our roads a safer place for all. Therefore, Fit to Drive’s road safety programs use a tailored approach ensuring we focus on the young people in the room, meeting their needs and building on their ideas and abilities to foster a positive road safety culture.
Explore our array of road safety programs in Melbourne, ranging from online workshops to in person events at schools and community centres.
Fit to Drive’s flagship program offers Year 11s a unique opportunity to examine the complexities of decision-making and risk assessment as a young road user.
Fit To Drive Foundation is the service provider of Work Smart Drive Smart. A free, evidence based, workplace road safety education program developed by the TAC.
Road safety impacts the entire community, requiring a whole community response. Our program empowers young people to make safer driving chocies.
Our interactive online webinar Steer Right prepares young people to use the road safely by engaging them in an engaging, fast paced live quiz and discussion.
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The Fit to Drive Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
We are committed to providing a safe, culturally appropriate, inclusive environment for all people, regardless of ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity.