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 along with […]

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 […]

ABC Conversation Hour with Advisory Group Member Dr Ray Shuey

Link to the segment. Dr Raymond Shuey is a former Victorian police officer and Assistant Commissioner for Traffic and Operations. His work bringing in the 50 km per hour speed limit in suburban areas is just one of many ways he’s saved lives throughout his career. The tragedy of road death was imprinted on Ray […]

Steering a licence solution

Tuesday 22 September 2020 YOUNG people are being denied the opportunity to obtain a driver’s licence during COVID-19 restrictions. Before the pandemic, Victorians learned to drive through stages — P1, P2 and then via the Graduate Licensing System, including 120 hours of logged supervised practice under different road and environmental conditions, followed by two computer-based […]