What makes F2D Distinctive?
1. Peer Educators and Role Models
The Year 11 Workshop is distinctive in that trained university students act as small group facilitators to encourage student discussion and the development of strategies to stay safe on the roads. It involves young people supporting and encouraging other young people be safe Victorian road users.
2. Research and Evidence
The F2D programs use best practice principles and the latest evidence from research in the areas of behaviour change, peer facilitation, school programs and education, engagement with young people and appropriate road safety messages for the target audience. A key focus for the F2D Year 11 Workshop is on the behaviour and responsibilities of passengers and not just drivers.
3. Local, Strategic and Sustainable
F2D started in 2002 as a small community-based program on the Mornington Peninsula and has grown rapidly as other communities have sought to have their young people share in this valuable program.
Essentially the F2D model utilises a planned, strategic affordable local community approach to deliver an effective message for young road users, which may include corporate and local fundraising activities.
4. Community Road Safety Partners
The F2D Foundation Inc. is licensed to deliver the Year 11 Workshop on behalf of VicRoads and also brings together a broad range of community partners who support of the program. It has the direct involvement of key state and local community road safety education partners including the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), VicRoads, Department of Education and Training (DET), schools, local municipalities, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Victoria Police, Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and Victorian Community Road Safety Partnership Program (VCRSPP).