May 2019 Newsletter – Road Safety Week Edition

This special ‘yellow’ edition of our Newsletter focuses on RSE activities during UN Global Road Safety Week (UNRSW) and Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Weeks in Australia and New Zealand.

During UNRSW we shone a spotlight on individuals and groups who have been instrumental in bringing the life-saving RYDA messages to their communities with the presentation of our annual Supporting Excellence in Road Safety Awards.  This edition features profiles on each of our honourees.  Also in this edition, we welcome Corporate Parnter, Boral Ltd, share some evaluation results and report on our newest RYDA session, Drive S.O.S.

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August 2018 Newsletter

This edition features news on RSE’s new resource, the Teacher’s Companion to the RYDA Program.  We’ll take you inside the Companion to see how it’s helping teachers continue the RYDA messaging back in the classroom.  We also delve into the teen brain, take a look at safe following distances and talk vehicle safety features with the new Corolla.

Read these stories and much more in our latest newsletter.

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April 2018 Newsletter

This edition features news on the latest review and roll out of RYDA 4.0.  The updated program features a brand new session called ‘Crash Investigators’.  We also introduce our new Advisory Council Member, outline the Safe System approach, celebrate our Supporting Excellence in Road Safety awardees, discuss the deadly mix of young drivers and old cars and outline RSE’s extensive facilitator training process.

Read these stories and much more in our latest newsletter.

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May 2017 Newsletter – Road Safety Week Edition

This special ‘yellow’ edition of our Newsletter focuses on RSE activities during UN Global Road Safety Week (UNRSW) and Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Weeks in Australia and New Zealand.

During UNRSW we celebrated a huge milestone as student number 500,000 attended the RYDA program.  Also during the week, we welcomed new Ambassador, Andrew Morley, took part in community events and, as a Principal Partner of the Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week in Australia watched as well known structures, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, turned yellow for the occasion.

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March 2017 Newsletter

This edition features news on the latest review and update of the RYDA Program, currently being delivered at all venues across Australia and New Zealand.  We also celebrate the 50,000th student in New Zealand, start gearing up for Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week, hear from our Advisory Council member, Dr Marilyn Johnson on recent research into vulnerable road users and delve into the issue of distracted driving.

Read these stories and much more in our latest newsletter.

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September 2016 Newsletter

Exciting news for Road Safety Education Limited – we have completed and released a new Social Impact Study showing the social and economic value of the RYDA program on Australian and New Zealand communities.

The Study evidence shows that RYDA reinforces government and community road safety measures and, importantly, plays a critical role in filling the gaps where there are no established measures, thereby helping to reduce the burden of health, infrastructure and human costs.

Read all about it in our latest newsletter.  Also in this edition; RYDA heads towards half a million students, An alarming rise in road crash statistics, a word from our new partner, Bridgestone, a closer look at advanced driving courses and much, much more.

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News Bulletin – June 2016

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Bridgestone, the tyre industry market leader, renowned for producing quality products and being at the forefront of technology and innovation.

Bridgestone join our other valued corporate partners, BOC, Toyota, Bosch and New Zealand Steel to help RSE in our mission to provide evidence-based road safety education that supports the development of a road safety culture, contributing to a reduction in road trauma.

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May 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Road Safety Education Limited Newsletter.   This edition features a focus on the events of National Road Safety Week’s Yellow Ribbon initiatives.  We also introduce you to our passionate new Ambassador, share news from our Central Coast venue and our sponsors and let you in on what the students are saying about RYDA 3.1.  Make sure you check out the back page which features an interview with one of our fabulous After the Crash presenters.  All this and much more.

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July 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Road Safety Education Limited Newsletter.  Our lead story explores the latest road crash statistics that show a 47% reduction in youth road deaths over the past 10 years.  Along with Government initiatives and campaigns and the introduction of safer cars and roads, education is a vital piece of the road safety puzzle and we are proud of the part we play.

We also announce an exciting new partnership with Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd, share some evaluation results from RYDA 3.0 and look into how the fast evolving world of gadgetry effects us as drivers.  All this and much more.

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April 2015 Newsletter

It’s a bumper edition of our newsletter featuring an article by RSE’s newest Advisory Council Member, Dr Samuel Charlton.  Also featured are stories on the rollout of RYDA 3.0, a close look a the hidden road toll – those suffering life long injuries as a a result of a crash, an update on the recent Rotary Presents Elect meeting, a peek inside the teenage brain and much, much more.

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December 2014 Newsletter

It’s the end of a busy year here at RSE.  Check out this edition of our Newsletter for information on the upcoming release of RYDA 3.0, reports for our annual Supporting Excellence Awards and other exciting news from the world of road safety.

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July 2014 Newsletter

This edition of the Newsletter leads with an article on the use of fear tactics in road safety education, featuring input from world renowned researchers.  Also in this edition, we share some results of surveying undertaken as part of the RYDA review, discuss the latest RSE Advisory Council meeting, hear from sponsors BOC and Toyota and take a look at the latest road toll statistics.  Our featured article on the back page is an interview with Dr Neale Kinnear, psychologist, road safety researcher and member of our Advisory Council.  All this and much more in the July 2014 edition.

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March 2014 Newsletter

This edition of the Newsletter features an article by Director of Education, David Murray on the new Australian health and physical education curriculum. Also in this edition, we discuss the review of the RYDA Program, NZTA’s new Drive Social Campaign, changes to New Zealand’s drink driving laws and some of the new active safety systems recently announced by Toyota. You will also get some tips on how to be more mindful as a driver as well as how to maximise a power-nap to help combat driver fatigue. All this and much more in the March 2014 edition.

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December 2013 Newsletter

This edition of the Newsletter features an article by Dr Bridie Scott-Parker on parents’ role in teaching their children to drive.  Also in this edition, we announce RSE’s new Chair, as well as a new addition to our Advisory Council.  We also talk about RSE’s Annual Awards luncheon and our new Partner School initiative.  All this and much more in the December 2013 edition.

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July 2013 Newsletter

This edition of the Newsletter features an article by RSE Foundation Vice Patron, A/Prof Dr Brian Owler giving a surgeon’s perspective of road trauma.  Also in this edition, we discuss the recent inaugural meeting of the Australasian Advisory Council, RSE’s new Corporate workshops, Toyota’s recent visit to RYDA, the future of driverless cars and a featured story from crash survivor, Tim Fisher on life with a traumatic brain injury.  All this and much more in the July 2013 edition.

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March 2013 Newsletter

This edition of the Newsletter features an article by RSE AAC Member, Associate Professor Teresa Senserrick PhD that delves into the reasons why young people are more at risk of being involved in a crash.  Also in this edition, we introduce the recipients of the 2012 BOC RYDA Champions Awards, discuss what is being hailed as the ‘next best thing’ in vechicle safety, announce the winner of the student designed bumper sticker competition and welcome RSE’s new Director of Education.  All this and much more in the March 2013 edition.

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November 2012 Newsletter

An exciting milestone for the RYDA Program and road safety education in Australia was recently celebrated at a RYDA venue in Brisbane when Jasmine Gregory, a Year 11 student from Mitchelton State High School became the 250,000th student in Australia to participate in the RYDA Program.  The event was celebrated by a large group of invited guests including Acting Chief Superintendent of Queensland Police Andy Morrow, Deputy Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Adrian Schrinner, Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin MP, local Rotary District Governor Annette Richards and representatives from sponsors BOC, Kmart Tyre & Auto Service, Toyota Australia and Suncorp Insurance.

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News Bulletin – September 2012

Terry Birss, CEO/MD of Road Safety Education Limited, is pleased to announce the establishment of the RSE Australasian Advisory Council (Council) and the appointment of the founding members.  Established by Charter, the Council’s objective and purpose is to provide advice and research on road safety education to support the development and continuing improvement and efficacy of RSE programs in reducing youth road trauma.  The Council will help ensure that RSE Programs remain evidence-based and at the forefront of quality road safety education for young people.  The founding members of the Council, three eminent researchers from Australia and New Zealand, bring a combined road safety experience and expertise to our organisation which is significant.

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August 2012 Newsletter

The RYDA road safety education program for novice drivers and passengers was initiated by Rotary in Australia in 2001 and became established in New Zealand during 2007. RYDA now operates in four Rotary Districts in New Zealand and to date over 26,000 students in New Zealand have received the potentially life-saving messages delivered by the RYDA Program.

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March 2012 Newsletter

RYDA Australia has changed its name to Road Safety Education Limited. Speaking at the launch of the new name, Road Safety Education Limited CEO Terry Birss said that the name change better reflects the mission of the organisation in helping to reduce youth road trauma in Australia. “Road Safety Education Limited, in association with our community partner, Rotary, will continue to provide our core road safety education initiative, the RYDA Program, to young people across Australia. More than 40,000 students now attend the RYDA Program annually and we will soon celebrate attendance from our 250,000th student” Mr Birss said.

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