Presentation on theme: "Too Young to Die Information for MacKillop students on staying safe on our roads Responsibility not a Right Unit (Part 2) Wellbeing."— Presentation transcript:
Too Young to Die Information for MacKillop students on staying safe on our roads Responsibility not a Right Unit (Part 2) Wellbeing
How many people do you think are involved in road crashes EVERY DAY in Victoria? Number of deaths in 2009? 291 Number of serious injuries (including brain damage, paralysis, limb loss) See handout – Wyndham statistics – discuss Number of slight injuries ? Many of those killed and injured are people your age. Road crashes are the biggest killer of year-olds.
How safe do you feel in cars, compared to other types of transport? As discussed earlier in this unit, youre much more likely to die in a car or on a motorbike than on trains, buses, planes or ferries 2.5 deaths per billion km travelled 0.2 deaths per billion km travelled 0.4 deaths per billion km travelled 105 deaths per billion km travelled Less than 0.01 deaths per billion km travelled
What types of driver do you think are most likely to crash and why?
Young people – the stats
One Peer Passenger- Red Ps The reasons behind the rule!
Young drivers, especially young male drivers, are much more likely to kill themselves and others in road crashes, compared to older drivers
What influences the way young people drive?
FACT: Young drivers are more likely to crash if they have their mates in the car Why do you think that is? How can you look out for your own and your mates safety… … if youre getting a lift with mates? … if youre driving with your mates in the car?
What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Higher insurance costs – stay crash free and youll save hundreds Fines – for speeding, for dangerous driving, and for causing death by dangerous driving Human consequences – family and friends
What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Losing your licence can have a big impact on your daily life Lots of jobs require an infringement free driving record Money you spend on learning to drive and getting a car will be wasted
What are THE WORST POSSIBLE consequences of dangerous driving? Life-changing injury (to you or someone else) Death (to you or someone else)
Thinking about the Jacquelines story, discuss: What effects do injuries have on families and communities? What effects do serious injuries have on the victims lives? How do you think a death on the road affects the person that caused it (and their family)?
What can you do to be safe behind the wheel (and as a passenger)? 1) Never drive on drink or drugs 2) Stay within speed limits 3) Always belt up THE BIG THREE:
Reflection I went to a party, And remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mum So I had a sprite instead. I felt proud of myself, The way you said I would, That I didn't drink and drive, Though some friends said I should. I made a healthy choice, And your advice to me was right, The party finally ended, And the kids drove out of sight. I got into my car, Sure to get home in one piece, I never knew what was coming, Mum Something I expected least. Now I'm lying on the pavement, And I hear the policeman say, The kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mum, his voice seems far away. My own blood's all around me, As I try hard not to cry. The kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mum, his voice seems far away. My own blood's all around me, As I try hard not to cry. I can hear the paramedic say, This girl is going to die. I'm sure the guy had no idea, While he was flying high, Because he chose to drink and drive, Now I would have to die.
Reflection continued So why do people do it, Mum Knowing that it ruins lives? And now the pain is cutting me, Like a hundred stabbing knives. Someone should have taught him, That it's wrong to drink and drive. Maybe if his parents had, I'd still be alive. My breath is getting shorter, Mum I'm getting really scared. These are my final moments, And I'm so unprepared. I wish that you could hold me Mum, As I lie here and die. I wish that I could say, 'I love you, Mum! So I love you and good-bye. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers)
Haunted – TAC commercial Do these advertisements work – do they change a young persons behaviour??? Why / Why not – discuss.
THE FACTS - how different drugs impair your driving The smart choice: never drive on drugs If you take drugs regularly, dont own a car – you could be impaired all the time Slow reactions Poor co-ordination One joint can affect you for 4 hours Cant judge speed or distance Extreme emotions like paranoia Effects can last 12 hours, tiredness for days Over-confident Likely to take risks Intense effects last 1 hour, after effects longer
The drink/drug drive dilemma Youve been in the city drinking. Your mate was meant to stay off the booze and drive you all home. Youve seen him have at least a couple of beers and he shared a joint earlier. He reckons hes stone-cold sober. Your other mates are already waiting in the car. Youre short on cash for a taxi. Youre pretty drunk yourself and not really thinking straight, but you need to make a quick decision. What do you do?
THE FACTS – speed on rural roads Drivers are most likely to kill themselves on rural roads – often by taking bends too fast or overtaking dangerously You never know whats round the corner – however well you know the road The smart choice: slow right down for bends and in bad weather
Q: When is it ok to overtake? A: Only when youre 100% sure you can do so safely without speeding The smart choice: avoid overtaking unless essential – hang back and relax!
Pledge to Drive Safely – BELT UP DISCUSS: In what situations are you least likely to belt up? (Ad from Victoria in the 1970s) 1CCQ TAC ad The smart choice: always belt up front and back – and in taxis too. It takes three seconds! In the back? In taxis? When all your mates are in the car? On short journeys?
The seat belt dilemma Youre getting a lift with some mates. You get in the back and go to do your seat belt up, but its jammed down the back of the seat. You cant pull it out without lifting up the whole of the back seat, which your mate is sitting on. Hes looking at you as if to say what are you doing? The car starts to drive off. Youre not going far. What do you do?