Secondary school programs

As Queensland’s largest advocate for road safety education, RACQ have several secondary school programs that teach young people skills and behaviours they can adopt to reach their full potential.

RACQ Docudrama Road Safety Program

The RACQ Docudrama is a two-and-a-half hour road safety education program that is offered free of charge to Year 11 and 12 students in Queensland. Docudrama is designed to be engaging, interactive and aims to empower your students to make safer, well-informed choices both as a driver and passenger. Students explore, and are equipped with, real world strategies for combating the ‘Fatal Five’ road safety issues; Drink and Drug Driving, Fatigue, Seatbelt Use, Speeding and Distraction.

The Program is divided into two sessions

Session 1: The Prequel
Students are immersed in an emotive mock car crash scene which serves as a catalyst for discussion enabling the exploration of the actions and decisions of the people involved prior to the car crash. The session weaves relevant facts and statistics into the conversation in addressing ‘The Fatal Five’ (seat belt use, speeding, fatigue, drink and drug driving, distraction).
Session 2: The Sequel

‘The Sequel’ involves developing strategies to empower students to make safer choices and decisions when they are either a driver or passenger of a vehicle. These strategies focus on planning ahead and the recognition of potentially unsafe situations with tangible ideas to manage these moments safely and responsibly.

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RACQ Docudrama Road Safety Program

RACQ Driver IQ program

The RACQ Driver IQ Program is a one hour road safety awareness program that is offered free of charge to Year 10, 11 and 12 students in Queensland. The program is both interactive and engaging and utilises a resilience-based approach to empower novice drivers to survive and thrive throughout their driving journey. Key aspects of each stage of this journey are explored including the required 100 Learner hours, being a passenger and effectively dealing with them as a driver and handling breakdowns and accidents. Students are equipped with tangible, real-world strategies to enable them to maximise the Learner phase in preparation for progression to the Provisional driving phase and thriving beyond this. The two available programs are:

  • The Provisional (P) Program: for Year 11 Semester 2 students and Year 12 Semesters 1 and 2
  • The Learner (L) Program: for Year 10 students in Term 4 and Year 11 Semester 1 students

Driver IQ

Provisional (P) Program

By creating awareness about the ongoing driver journey and associated responsibilities, this program aims to empower provisional drivers to survive and thrive in this phase. Students will explore practical, real-world strategies for dealing with passengers as drivers and discuss the crash triangle. The differences between breakdowns and accidents will be examined and tangible strategies for what to do in such events will be unpacked.

Learner (L) Program

This program explores the phases of learning to drive and provides real-world approaches to improve the quality of and access to driving lessons. Students will discover practical information and strategies to assist them in passing their practical driving test and unpack what it means to be a good mate in the passenger seat, brainstorming tangible strategies to do so.

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RACQ Driver Distraction program

The RACQ Driver Distraction Program is a 70-minute road safety awareness initiative that is offered free of charge to Year 11 and 12 students in Queensland. Driver distraction is one of the Fatal 5 that is becoming an increasing concern. This new program is designed to equip participants with tangible strategies to empower them to take greater control over their own road safety.

In the Driver Distraction program, students will view a mock crash scenario that occurred as a result of distracted driving. This film provides a catalyst to explore the key themes of brain development, the social nature of adolescents, technology and the young, novice driver space, to examine the interrelated and inextricably linked concepts of feelings, friends, phones and cognitive overload as they relate to travelling in a vehicle.

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