Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Programme

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) is a programme that educates youth about a range of issues that can impact on driving. The programme was last succesfully run for Nelson and Tasman colleges in March 2018.

Students from Tasman and Nelson colleges took part in the whole day programme which includes a variety of presentations:

  • Speed & stopping;
  • The "I" in drive;
  • Hazards & distractions;
  • Road choices;
  • Crash investigations;
  • Genevieve's story

RYDA is a joint project of Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Rotary, ACC, the Police, Brain Injury Trust and local driving instructors. 

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Further information

  • For young drivers - A website to help you pass your restricted test the first time and become a more competent driver - Drive
  • For young drivers - A website for Students Against Driving Drunk - SADD