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ENGADINE ROTARY SUPPORTS THE U-TURN THE WHEEL PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOLS 

 
Thanks for visiting but sorry to tell you that the 2016 program for our local High Schools was conducted on the dates shown below. But if you are a first time visitor don't go;  please read on  and learn about this great  program.    
 
In 2016, U-Turn the Wheel was conducted at the following High Schools and dates
 
Heathcote High ----20th July 2016 
 
Engadine High --- 5th September 2016    
 
St John Bosco College - 13th October 2016              
 
Similar dates have been programmed for the 2017 presentations
 

 2. Rotary's U-Turn the Wheel Program

 
This program has been developed to help today's youth have a better understanding of what is entailed in becoming a safe and responsible driver.  Working in conjunction with the NSW Police, the Roads and Maritime  Services Authority, local community organisations and local Liquor Accords, the campaign has run many successful sessions since its inception and with a marked decline in accidents among the shire's teenage population .  

 

3. Who is involved 

The program is designed for year 11 school students in participating high schools, who have become eligible to drive and/or who have commenced driving. 
 

4. What is involved 

Through a series of demonstrations in a seminar and participating situations students are shown the impacts of bad driving habits and poor road skills through eyes of experienced speakers from the Police and Ambulance services, NRMA and St George Youth Services.  They learn about:- 
1. Risk taking behaviour   2. Speeding    3. Legal Consequences of bad driving 
4. Traffic Hints &Tips   5. Drugs & Alcohol and driving and  6. Driver distractions  
 

5. Program Sessions

The sessions of a typical program include: 
 
5. 1. Keeping your L's & P's - 

This session is conducted by the local Police Highway Patrol and covers:-
 1.Risk taking behaviour. 2. Speed  3. Legal Consequences 
This session also includes a static demonstration of a Highway Patrol Car    

 
 5. 2. New Driver Survival 
This session is usually conducted by experienced teachers from the Trent Driving School.  It covers:-      
1.Traffic Hints &Tips   2. Stopping time  and general matters relating to learning to drive.
 
5. 3. Picking up the pieces
Conducted by Paramedic Staff of the NSW Ambulance Service it covers the subject of  " Why crashes happen and driver attitude " and the consequences of bad decisions
 
5.4. Being fit to drive
Presented by members of the St George Youth Services, this session discusses the effects of alcohol and drugs on decision making, fine-motor skills and risk taking.  
 
5.5 Buying a safe used car 
Presented by members of the NRMA Motoring and Services Department, students are given an insight to the challenges facing a buyer of a used motor vehicle, highlighting the things that may not be what they are actually like. They provide helpful hints on the major items to critically examine. 
 
 5.6. Driver Distractions
 Conducted by St George Youth Services it involves students participating in role plays to show the effects of distractions on drivers when other things are happening around and within the car
 
It should be noted that as the program depends on the availability of the Volunteer presenters who normally have full time jobs, some minor variations to the program may be required on any particular day. 
 

6.Contacts and Coordination 


High Schools wishing to participate in the program should contact our Club's UTurn the Wheel Coordinator who will arrange and coordinate with the District  U Turn the Wheel group . For contact details click here  . More information can be found on the U Turn The Wheel Facebook [ click here ] 
 
 
 

7. Photographs of an earlier Session at St John Bosco

 

Students listening and getting very good advice from experienced  Paramedic Ambulance officer Bruce Tinsdale about "Picking up the  Pieces " of accidents. And Bruce should know from his everyday experiences    
 
Wayne Teagle from YouthSafe speaking on Young driver accidents, particularly "Driver Distraction"
Unfortunately this part of the program has been discontinued  due to financial contraints
 
  Students with Wayne Teagle undertaking a practical demonstration  


Thanks for staying with us - See more about Engadine Rotary at: http://engadinerotary.org.au
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.   Information  for  our High Schools and Parents 2016 program 

In 2016 U-Turn the wheel will be conducted at the following High Schools and dates
Heathcote High ----20th July 2016
   Engadine High --- 5th September 2016 
   St John Bosco College - 13th October 2016 
              School Principals please Note .  
 
2. Rotary's U-Turn the Wheel Program
This program has been developed to help today's youth have a better understanding of what is entailed in becoming a safe and responsible driver.  Working in conjunction with the NSW Police, the Roads and Maritime  Authority, local community organisations and local Liquor Accords, the campaign has run many successful sessions since its inception and with a marked decline in accidents among the shires teenage population . 
 
3. Who is involved
 The program is designed for year 11 school students in participating high schools, who have become eligible to drive and/or who have commenced driving.
 
4. What is involved
 Through a series of demonstrations in a seminar and participating situations students are shown the impacts of bad driving habits and poor road skills through eyes of experienced speakers from the Police and Ambulance services, NRMA and YouthSafe. They learn about:- 

1. Risk taking behaviour
 2. Speeding  
3. Legal Consequences of bad driving 
4. Traffic Hints &Tips
5. Drugs & Alcohol and driving  
 
The sessions of a typical program include:
 
5. 1. Keeping your L's & P's - 
This session is conducted by the local Police Highway Patrol and covers:-
 1.Risk taking behaviour.
 2. Speed 
 3. Legal Consequences 

This session also includes a static demonstration of a Highway Patrol Car    

 
5. 2. New Driver Survival 
This session is usually conducted by experienced teachers from the Trent Driving School.  It covers:-      
1.Traffic Hints &Tips 
2. Stopping time and the reflex tester,as the main focus                                                     
 
5. 3. Picking up the pieces
Conducted by Paramedic Staff of the NSW Ambulance Service it covers the subject of  " Why crashes happen and driver attitude "
 
5.4. Being fit to drive
Presented by members of the NSW Community Health Department, this session discusses the effects of alcohol and drugs on decision making, fine-
motor skills and risk taking. In this session participants are introduced to "Beer Goggles" to enable them to experience the effect of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
 
5.5 Buying a safe used car 
 Presented by members of the NRMA Motoring and Services Department, students are given an insight to the challenges facing a buyer of a used motor vehicle, highlighting the things that may not be what they are actually like. They provide helpful hints on the major items to critically examine. 

 5.6. Accident Survivor  
Conducted by the Brain Injury Association of NSW, their members discuss with all students, the results of accidents, the future of Victims and the impacts on families.   
 
It should be noted that as the program depends on the availability of the Volunteer presenters who normally have full time jobs, some minor variations to the program may be required on any particular day. 

High Schools wishing to participate in the program should contact our Club's UTurn the Wheel Coordinator who will arrange and coordinate with the District  U Turn the Wheel group . For contact details click here 
 
6. More Contacts 
Visit U Turn The Wheel Facebook [ click here ]
 
7. Photographs of an earlier Session at St John Bosco College
 
 
 Students listening and getting very good advice from experienced  Paramedic Ambulance officer Bruce Tinsdale about "Picking up the  Pieces " of accidents. And Bruce should know from his everyday experiences   
 

 Wayne Teagle from YouthSafe speaking on their programs and their research on Youth accidents, particularly "Driver Distraction".


         Students with Wayne Teagle undertaking a practical demonstration  


Youthsafe recognises the high rate of serious injury of young people on our roads, and works hard to address this through a number of programs, including resources, research programs and the promotion of best practice initiatives
For More about Youth Safe   Click here  
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