Steering In The Right Direction

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In response to COVID-19, the Foundation created an interactive webinar delivered by our peer facilitators, called Steer Right. Steer Right prepares young people to use the road safely by engaging them in an interactive, fast paced quiz with relatable scenarios and live discussion. Students are equipped with the knowledge of relevant road laws to support their journey through the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) and the common issues that young road users experience. As this was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Steer Right can be delivered remotely for students learning from home or at school.

Recently we asked some of our facilitators to share the experiences engaging the in the Steer Right program. Here’s what they had to say…

Harry’s reflection

“I think the Steer Right session is a great change of pace for Fit to Drive.  It’s awesome that Fit to Drive was able to go online last year and continue to deliver programs during such a tricky time.  I also think that the session is great because it is run at a pace that is conducive to getting everyone involved — there is a great flow to the program.  It was great to hear that the teachers were saying that they loved having someone else give the same messages that they give to their students all the time.”

Jacob’s reflection

“It’s vital that we don’t let the discussions on road safety die down during lockdown. We’ve adapted to these circumstances by implementing Steer Right. It has been designed to ensure students still have the chance to interact with us and each other despite being at home. I’ve been thrilled to see the young people enthusiastically embracing our online program and I find it fulfilling to finish by hearing that they’ve found it valuable.”

Samantha’s reflection

“I’ve been with Fit to Drive Foundation for more than 2 years and I cannot speak highly enough about this organisation. Our team has worked really hard on the COVID-19 pandemic response to create Steer Right as an online learning to ensure every Victorian students continue with road safety education. We can see many young audiences enjoyed participating in discussion and fast-paced quizzes with scenarios. It feels rewarding to be able to deliver this personalised service that helps build safety awareness in community and minimise unnecessary anguish caused by road crashes.”

At Fit to Drive we are passionate about continuing to create a culture of road safety. Even during lockdown we know that road users as still at risk, with Steer Right we create the potential for road safety education to be offered across the state from the comfort of young person’s home. 

If you’d like to hear more about of Steer Right head to Our Programs page or contact us for more information. 

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Fit To Drive Foundation was launched in 2002 after 7 young people lost their lives in an 18-month period in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. 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 program, the F2D Year 11 Workshop.

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