“KEYS FOR LIFE” DRIVING PROGRAM
Preparing young people for safer driving is an important part of the Western Australian road safety strategy as they are over-represented in road crash statistics each year.
Keys for Life is a comprehensive, national award winning, evidence-based pre-driver program that opens the door for parents, schools and agencies to educate young people about safer road use and provides licencing and graduation benefits.
It can be implemented in schools with Year 10-12 students, and in agencies with young adults. The program is funded by the Road Safety Commission, administered by the Department of Education and delivered by registered Keys for Life facilitators.
The RYDE Program provides young people the opportunity to complete their 50 hours of supervised driving experience with one of our volunteer ‘Driving Mentors’.
For any number of reasons, many young people find it difficult to complete the 50 hours of driving experience now required for a Western Australian Driver’s Licence.
The RYDE Program was developed by the Town of Bassendean in response to the Western Australian Government’s change from 25 to 50 supervised driving hours in November 2012.