The RRISK program reduces the risk of young driver car crashes by 44%

New research, published in Pediatrics, November, 2009 investigating the benefits of young driver education has shown that young drivers who attended the RRISK program had a 44% reduced risk of a car crashes. The research compared the impact of 2 school based programs on traffic infringements and crashes for young drivers. RRISK, described as a ‘resilience building’ program by the researchers, is the first and only school based educational program to have resulted in a reduction in road crashes. Those who attended the other ‘driver focused’ program had no reduction in crashes.

 

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    RRISK is a health promotion program that addresses risk-taking behaviour amongst year 11 students in the North Coast of NSW.