RACQ brings road safety to the outback

More than 800 Mt Isa students would learn valuable road safety and financial literacy skills, when RACQ visited regional Queensland this week.

Media Release

RACQ Head of Community and Education David Contarini said the Club’s Education team would visit nine primary and four high schools to cover road safety themes including passenger, pedestrian, scooter, bus and bicycle safety.

“Through our Streets Ahead program, primary school students will learn how to cross the road safely, why it’s important to wear their bike helmet and even how to avoid being a distracting passenger,” Mr Contarini said.

“Meanwhile, high school students will participate in our award-winning Docudrama program and witness a confronting re-enactment of a fatal car crash and discuss the Fatal Five.

“In our Driver IQ lessons we’ll give students the practical tools to help them hit the road safely and become competent and responsible when behind the wheel.”

Mr Contarini said it was the first time RACQ was able to offer the Club’s Cash IQ program to these communities and educate students on financial wellness.

“We’ll be teaching young minds how to be savvy with their cash and help set them up for a life of sensible financial choices. It’s important we reach students now and give them the tools to make informed decisions with their money before they develop bad spending habits.”

Mr Contarini said it was important the Club was able to deliver these programs across regional Queensland.

“Camooweal and Dajarra are among the more remote schools that we’ve ever visited. We’re also visiting the Mt Isa Flexible Learning Centre, a chance to reach students from all social, cultural and religious backgrounds,” he said.

“We’re so proud to be able to get out and visit these schools, because it vital everyone learns about the importance of road safety and develops the strategies and tools to make safer choices and decisions, no matter where they live in Queensland.

“Heading out to the bush and reaching these students is a privilege and one we hope will reduce the unnecessary deaths of young, regional people on our roads.”