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ROTARY Support for 2014

Posted by ROADwhyz on August 19, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The ROADwhyz team would like to say a huge thanks to Madeleine Atkins, who in her role as District Governor Partner Rotary International Precinct 9670 has helped to raise $16000.00 for ROADwhyz in the past 12 months. 

This has boosted our presence within the local community as well as securing us funds that will ensure we continue to deliver our program and especially our new initiative "Young Driver Merit Award" for quite some t...

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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 quali...

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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 ...

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Final word for 2013

Posted by ROADwhyz on November 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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 ...

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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 Veh...

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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