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Road Safety Education - Research report findings

Posted by ROADwhyz on May 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Keys2Drive program is a program similar to ROADwhyz and one in which we have been guest speakers on several occasions. A recent evaluation of the program has shown a nearly 50% reduction in crashes for those learners who do the K2D lesson. For details please see

It is hard to find research that proves education improves road safety outcomes. So to find one that has proven to be effective is special.

Young Driver Merit award Sponsorship

Posted by ROADwhyz on April 9, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Huge THANKS to Sternbeck's Real Estate Cessnock who have jumped on board our sponsorship program. Thanks for ensuring that 3 young people get 5 FREE lessons each setting them up for quality instruction and a great starting point to better driving.


Media campaigns and Motor Vehicles

Posted by ROADwhyz on March 25, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 BMW have just started running ads aimed at car buyers.The ads actually include a standing BMW car revving it’s engine as racing cars do – then it races of through the streets with tyres screeching. I rest my case!

DO YOU THINK THAT this irresponsible ‘new’ theme, is detrimental to road safety initiatives?

What can we do about the advertising industry?

Sponsor donation

Posted by ROADwhyz on January 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A very big thank you to the member's of Maitland Rotary Club for contributing $1000.00 towards our 'Sponsorship program' this means they have contributed to helping at least 3 local students gain better skills and knowledge for driving by offering them a chance to have driving lessons with a fully qualified driving instructor for FREE. Thank you very much to Keith and the members for your ongoing support we look forward to a great year of supporting young drivers

New Ad Campaign - Don't trust your tired self

Posted by ROADwhyz on January 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Campaign targets one of the road’s biggest killers

A new road safety campaign Don’t Trust Your Tired Self has been launched highlighting the serious risks of driving tired. Fatigue is one of the top three killers on NSW roads, along with speeding and drink driving. Figures show that last year 62 people died and almost 2,000 people were injured on our roads in fatigue-related crashes.

With the school holidays underway, it’s a timely reminder to take plenty of breaks. Copy and paste the link below to see the newest TV ad.

Final word for 2013

Posted by ROADwhyz on November 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Today ROADwhyz heads off to Xavier College in Newcastle on Thursday the 21st of November, approx 500 students will get a powerful 2 hour presentation.

This marks the teams last visit for 2013, the year started off a bit rocky with both Paul our Ambo and I having time off due to illness, the team got straight back into in May and have delivered 26 visits this year not bad for having 5 months off, this leads us to believe that we would have smashed our total from last year which was 31 visits.

We would like to thank everyone who continues to see the value in what we do and as such books us.

26 visits for 2013 means that on average we have delivered our message on 'Choice & Consequence' to approximately 3,380 students, if we have changed the mind set of just 1 in each school then our job is done.

We would also like to thank Rotary as they have been a huge support to us this year and will continue to be in 2014 with some great partnership projects to come, more on that later...we were also joined by Mel from VOCAL this year, Mel has been a vital component in our message teaching the students about self protection and looking after each other..

We look forward to presenting in 2014.

Car club fundraiser

Posted by ROADwhyz on November 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Again BIG thank you to all who helped with this year’s Spring Cruiz-in event held on the 20th October 2013 in which funds raised went to ROADwhyz.


The Spring Cruiz-in was a fabulous day with upward of 500 cars, motorbikes and other vehicles turning out to enjoy the biggest car cruise in NSW. The organizers within the Newcastle Restored Vehicle Club chose ROADwhyz as their charity of choice for this event and recently presented Peter Harman, one of the ROADwhyz team a cheque for $2000.00


The team at ROADwhyz would like to say a huge congratulations to the NRVC for organising such a wonderful event and seeing the value in what we do and supporting us so that we can continue to deleiver the road safety message to our young drivers.

More information on the NRVC can be found by using the following link


Community Group Donation

Posted by ROADwhyz on June 26, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Another local organisation acknowledging the great work done by the ROADwhyz team. A huge thanks to the Committee of the Gresford Billy Cart Derby for their generous donation

Stepping up to the plate

Posted by ROADwhyz on February 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The stats are alarming — 26 per cent of road fatalities are P-platers. So what can we do to save young drivers?

"I'm about to take my first solo drive – hopefully I’ll make it through alive,’’ reads Dylan Ettridge’s Facebook status update.

It wasn’t just first-time nerves that made the 18-year old take 15 minutes to work up the courage to drive out of the car park. By starting the ignition of his sister’s car, he was taking a

statistical nosedive.

‘‘I was nervous about being in that demographic . . . of being the most dangerous driver on the road,’’ Ettridge says.

Advertisement: Story continues below L-plate drivers, the world over, are the safest people on the roads, while P-platers are the most at risk and the statistics peak in the first six months of driving.

Drivers aged 17 to 25 make up 14 per cent of licence holders but 26 per cent of road fatalities. Getting a provisional licence requires 120 hours of logged driving practice in NSW and Victoria, but the dramatic over-representation of young drivers in road fatalities raises questions. Are they prepared?

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