Recognising that education is a critical element in reducing road trauma, especially for young drivers and their passengers, the combined Rotary Clubs of Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma are continuing their partnership with industry leader, Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) and are once again bringing the award-winning youth road safety education program RYDA to the community.
Neil Simpson of Batemans Bay Rotary told the Beagle "This is the 12th year that the combined Rotary Clubs of Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma have organised RYDA in the Eurobodalla." "We have had 2000 Year 11 students from all schools in the Shire attend RYDA so far, due entirely to the support we get from the many volunteers and sponsors in our local area.
"Coastal Auto Group have supplied a car for us to use in the stopping demonstration every year since RYDA started. "Every year the NSW police provide three experienced officers and a highway patrol car for the entire two days. "We get great support from local driving schools, Pole Position and Bay Beginners and we have many volunteers from Rotary and the Community attend to make sure the program runs smoothly.
"We are greatly appreciate the use of the Moruya Jockey Club each year as that provides a suitable venue for driving demonstrations and classroom presentations," said Mr Simpson
RYDA will be next held on 30/31 March 2020 and all Year 11 students are expected to attend. Arrangements are made through each school and parents are asked to encourage their child to attend.