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Here we list some of the news items relevant to Road safety education in Victoria

RACV Safe Mates program

RACV Safe Mates program gives Year 9-12 students the opportunity to be creative contributors in a road safety social media campaign.  Finalists work with media and road safety experts to get their road safety messages out to as many young people as possible and there are some great prizes to be won.

Road safety education in the bag!

For the last couple of years, the Transport Accident Commission, VicRoads and the Department of Education and Training have provided copies of the storybook Click Clack for every prep student in Victoria.

When they started school, prep students attending a Victorian government school would have received the engaging book in their Prep library bag. Copies of the book were also sent to prep students at non-government schools.

Click Clack, written by Danny Katz and illustrated by Mitch Vane, promotes the message that being in a booster seat is cool and fun, even for older children.

For more information about the road safety education storybooks and free apps, please visit the VicRoadswebsite.

Howsafeisyourfirstcar website is live

Research shows that young people often drive vehicles that are less safe than those driven by other drivers.

TAC has developed the Howsafeisyourfirstcar website and a direct mail program targeting young drivers addressing two key issues:

1. Increase awareness of safety as a key issue in vehicle choice;

2. Increase awareness that safety doesn't mean expensive and direct them to Howsafeisyourfirstcar.com.au, to make safety a priority when buying their first car.

The program aims to remind new drivers and their parents about the importance of vehicle safety when purchasing a first car and provide the tools to compare and make easy purchase decisions.

DriveSmart

DriveSmart is a free program which helps you practice your skills and become a more experienced and safer driver as you work towards getting your probationary licence. It is the perfect partner to getting hands-on experience in a car.

Safer P Platers

Stay involved and get through the red together.

The TAC has launched a new website designed to be a one stop shop for parents, supervising drivers and young drivers.

http://www.saferpplaters.com.au

15 Feb 2016