Student Voices for Road Safety Forum
This forum is designed as an extension of the F2D Year 11 Workshop. It brings together student leaders and staff from schools within a community to address local road safety issues for young people. It provides an opportunity for a community to hear the voice of young people on what they believe are the key road safety issues for them and their peers, and what are some possible initiatives that will promote safety.
Key representatives from local government, Victoria Police and the community are involved in the forum. An essential component of the forum is that it is, in part, facilitated by young people. These are the same young people who deliver the F2D Year 11 Workshop in schools.
The Student Voices for Road Safety Forum seeks to develop the abilities of student leaders to take the lead in advocating for road safety to their peers and within their local community. The student leaders bring ideas to the forum that were developed by students from their school during their F2D Year 11 Workshop. The student leaders then take part in the development of ideas for local road safety initiatives targeting young people, and engage in selecting one or two of these ideas to be implemented in their community.
Smarter Moves - Community Forum on Road Safety for Young People and Parents/Carers
This forum is designed to be delivered at a community level to groups of young people and their parents/carers or other significant adults. This forum is designed to support more open and honest communication between young people and their parents/carers or other significant adults around safer travel options for young people.
Smarter Moves is designed to complement the F2D Year 11 Workshop which is delivered in secondary schools across Victoria and focuses on passenger safety as well as risk issues related to young drivers. The forum provides an opportunity for a community to engage with young people and their parents/carers or other significant adults around the issue of safe travel for young people, whether as a passenger, pedestrian or a young driver. It involves both young people and their parents/carers or other significant adults in open discussion and planning around safe travel for young people.
A key outcome of the forum is the development of an individualised safer travel agreement where young people and their parents/carers or other significant adults agree on strategies to ensure safer travel and make a public commitment to this agreement.