Programs for Youth
Information about Council's Road Safety Education Programs for Learner and Novice Drivers.
Workshop - Helping Learner Drivers become Safer Drivers
Council conducts a FREE Workshop for the parents and supervisors of Learner Drivers. It is designed to help you with practical advice about:
- Supervising learner drivers
- Completing the Learner Driver Log Book, and
- Providing on-road driving practice
The 2 hour Workshop is funded by the RTA. There are 8 Workshops held each year on the Central Coast. These are conducted by Gosford and Wyong Councils and WEA Hunter. For more information or to book into the next Workshop please contact the RTA on 13 22 13.
Youth Road Safety Education
A variety of organisations on the Central Coast provide High School Road Safety education to students in Years 10, 11 & 12. These include:
- Central Coast Fire Brigades 'RescuEd Program' for Year 10 students. A 2 hour session delivered upon request by the school.
- Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program (RYDA)(http://www.rydacentralcoast.org.au/ryda_students.html) targeting Year 11 students. Held in April each year in either the Gosford or Wyong LGA.
Westmead Hospital and NRMA Motoring Services hold an annual 'Youth and Road Trauma Forum' for Years 10, 11 & 12 (government and non-government schools). The Forum runs over three days during August and is held in Sydney. For more information visit the website: http://www.australianyouthandroadtraumaforum.org/
'Road Safety' is included in the NSW High School Curiculum and can be chosen as an elective through the PDHPE strand. Contact your High School Year Advisor for more information.
- Advanced driving modules are also provided by selected local driving schools on the Central Coast.
If you would like further information on any of these Programs please contact Councils Road Safety Officer on 4325 8808.
Safe Party Pack
Having a party at home or hired venue? Contact Council for your FREE copy of the Safe Party Pack on 4325 8222 or send email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about celebrating safely visit the Celebrate Safely website:
A youth magazine produced by the RTA full of important information for new and up-coming drivers. Geared tells you all about how to get your licence, how to choose and buy a car, change a flat tyre, the dangers of drink driving/drink walking, driving skills, tips and ideas for great trips away. Check it out at -