How do we deter drivers from using their mobile phones?

ABC Radio Conversation Hour When you are driving do you send off a quick text at the lights, or find it hard not to look at your phone when it pings? We know we shouldn’t do it but it feels like almost everyone is. Phone distraction in the car dangerous and can cause injury or […]

Road safety hits home

Ballarat Christian College students participate in Fit2Drive program before starting solo driving YOUNG drivers in Ballarat have been discussing the importance of road safety before they start driving alone on their probationary licence.  Students in year 10, 11 and 12 at Ballarat Christian College spent part of their school day on Thursday in different programs […]

Drive for gig worker safety

HERALD SUN Drive for gig worker safety ONE of the fastest growing sectors in the community is delivery driving. One in four food or parcel delivery workers is under 25 and 90 per cent are male. This is also the demographic that is vastly over-represented in road trauma statistics. These gig economy workers are under […]

TAC reports three-fold increase in Victorian learner driver deaths

ABC Radio Conversation Hour: TAC reports three-fold increase in Victorian learner driver deaths Despite improved roads and less traffic due to COVID lockdowns, there has been an increase in deaths of young drivers. Recently, CEO Brad Crofts and Program Development Coordinator Laura Kemp join Richelle and Jonathon on ABC Radio Melbourne’s conversation hour to discuss this and […]

Concerns about spike in road trauma as young drivers get behind the wheel again

ABC NEWS: Concerns about spike in road trauma as young drivers get behind the wheel It was virtually impossible for 17-year-old Charlie Stevens to work on his driving skills over the last year.(Supplied: Cayte Stevens) CEO, Brad Crofts was recently featured in ABC News article by By Matilda Marozzi.  The article discusses the issues young drivers […]

Returning to the road a test for young drivers

HERALD SUN Returning to the road a test for young drivers There has been an alarming increase in young Victorian lives recently lost on our roads compared with the equivalent period last year: 300 per cent up for ages 16 and 17; 40 per cent for 18 to 25-yearolds and a 17 per cent increase […]

Tradies to tragedies

Sunday 22nd August 2021 Study draws focus to young men hammered by road trauma YOUNG male apprentices face unique pressures adding to their increased risk of involvement in dangerous car crashes, a leading road safety advocacy group says. Data reveals almost one in three workplace fatalities in Victoria results from a vehicle collision, while 75 […]

Virtual turn for drivers

TEENS itching to get their driver’s licence are being taught about road safety in a new online program. The Steer Right program was developed in response to fears from road safety experts and school principals that teens were missing out on driver education during lockdown. The not-for-profit Fit to Drive Foundation is behind the initiative […]

ABC Conversation Hour with Workshop Leader Jack Carpenter

Link to the segment (starts from 25 mins 40 seconds). Rural people are overrepresented in our road toll — so how do we reduce risky behaviour early? Fit to Drive is a program delivered by young adults in schools around the state to empower young people to recognise and extricate themselves from dangerous situations. Richelle and Warwick speak […]