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At Meridan State College we regular promote safe road and pedestrian practices to all students through specific safety programs such as RYDA in Year 11 and guest speakers such as LAW in Year 12. We also frequently communicate to students via parades, student notices and class information sessions on a range of road safety topics pertaining to driving, cycling and walking to and from school in an effort to provide education around these topics.

Today Year 11 students participated in the RYDA program at Corbould Park Race course.

RYDA is designed for 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.

A series of practical and powerful workshops that challenge students to change the way they think about road safety, RYDA helps lay the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives. 

At Meridan we have been very fortunate to have been able to put Year 11 students through the program each year thanks to the hard work of Neville Woodforth and the local Rotary Clubs. 

The event is also made possible across the state thanks to agencies such as the RACQ, Queensland Police and Queensland Transport. 

TODAY WE CELEBRATED THE 10 000th participant.



Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about the potential consequences of not acting safely and the impact that it may have on individuals and others within our community.
Senior students who are identified by their car registration, uniform or photograph as not doing the right thing will be spoken to and ask to address the raised concerns. 
Repeat offenders may have their details forwarded to the police.