Driver Safety for Young people

The Dangers of Distraction

Glenorchy City Council teamed up with Hobart, Clarence, Kingborough and Derwent Valley councils and the RACT to bring a driving simulator to Tasmania. This project was funded by a $25,000 State Government Community Road Safety Grant to educate students about the dangers of distraction and inattention while driving.

The objectives of the project were to:
  • Educate young people about the dangers of using mobile phones when driving.
  • Improve and develop students’ knowledge and awareness through participation in the simulator experience.
  • Improve and develop participants’ knowledge and awareness through the educational and real-life learning experiences provided through the workshops.

Claremont College was one of six schools involved in a week-long series of Dangers of Distraction Workshops aimed at educating young people about the dangerous results of texting while driving.

As part of the project, Claremont College students worked with a professional film company to create a short film to raise awareness among the broader community regarding the dangers of distraction while driving.

Teachers and students from Claremont College commended the driver distraction workshops as providing exactly what the students needed to experience and learn from.