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The youth have been watching their parents’ every move from a young age to now, where they move to the driver’s seat. If parents’ model dangerous behaviours while driving, it will be extremely hard to convince the youth not to follow their lead.  The Youth on the Move is a program model for safe driving and riding behaviours, which will make a difference in keeping the roads safer in rural areas. The Youth to Move not only touches the hearts of teens, but it also transfers to the parents, families and friends, and this assists the future for safer roads.  Road safety education is an integral part of Australia’s arterial road network, keeping not only our youth safe, but it also keeps our transport and fellow Australians safe on the rural roads.  It seeks to develop the behaviours and attitudes for safe road use relevant to the development of children and young people as passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and as novice drivers.  Parents should model these safe behaviors:

 

  1. No mobile phone use while driving – whether hands-free or hand-held – including at stoplights.

  2. Do not speed.

  3. Always wear a seat belt, as a driver and as a passenger.

  4. Know directions to the destination before turning on the car engine.

  5. Refrain from road rage.

  6. Do not drive while impaired (drugged, drunk, or drowsy).

  7. Do not apply makeup, eat, or fiddle with the radio or CD player while driving.

  8. Do not tailgate.

  9. Be a good passenger – show respect for the driver and do not distract.

  10. Parents can help manage youth driving risks by making sure their young drivers follow the QLD traffic safety laws. Parents can also influence youth driving risks by staying involved and modeling safe driving behaviors.

Parents need to talk to their children early and often about safe driving, even before the child is old enough to drive.

Spend supervised driver training with your teen:

  • Practice on a variety of roads, at different times of day, and in varied weather and traffic conditions.

  • Stress the importance of continually scanning for potential hazards including other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians.

  • Practice night time driving 

  • Don’t conduct activities that take your teen’s attention away from driving, such as talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, or playing with the radio

  • Make sure your teen knows to follow the speed limit and to adjust speed to match road conditions.

  • Remind your teen to maintain enough space behind the vehicle ahead to avoid a crash in case of a sudden stop.

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