The Road Ahead : February March 2014
PICTURE THIS -- YOU'RE at a party and the person elected to be designated driver has been drinking alcohol. Do you A) phone a parent for a lift, B) call a taxi or C) hitch a ride with a fellow, though unknown, party-goer claiming sobriety? While the answer might be obvious to mature adults, to the average teenager the solution isn't cut and dry. That's why the RACQ Docudrama Program is presented to hundreds of senior secondary school students annually to help them make the right decision. The program was introduced to Queensland schools 20 years ago by then-Education Queensland Coordinator for Road Safety Barry Collis. After two decades presenting Docudrama to thousands of students statewide, Mr Collis retired last year and handed the reins to long-time sponsor of the program, RACQ. While the purpose of the Docudrama program -- to reduce the number of road crashes involving Queensland learner and provisional drivers -- hasn't changed, the delivery of the program has been refreshed for 2014. Connect your Visa to your RACQ membership for free at racq.com/diningrewards Dine at participating restaurants Save with cash back on your Visa Dining Rewards gives RACQ members a minimum of 10% cash back at participating partner restaurants. Simply register your Visa card for free, dine at participating restaurants and get cash refunds credited back to your Visa account. It’s that easy. With over 400 participating restaurants across Queensland it’s now easier for RACQ members to take advantage of the program. To find a restaurant close to you, simply use the search function available at racq.com/diningrewards. Want 10% cash back when you dine? Visit racq.com/diningrewards Dining Rewards from Queensland’s Largest Club Terms and Conditions apply. Visit racq.com/diningrewards for the full terms and conditions. MEMBER ESSENTIALS | FEATURE driving home the road safety message RACQ DOCUDRAMA PROGRAM REFRESHED IN 2014. STORY DEB ECCLESTON RACQ Docudrama coordinator Julie Smith said it was a privilege to continue Mr Collis' legacy of educating young drivers about the importance of road safety by recreating a mock accident scene illustrating the consequences of poor decision-making. "Docudrama is something we hope resonates with the students and teaches them to explore options such as planning ahead, talking to parents about being picked up or taking emergency money for a taxi home," she said. "The whole point is to have an intimate conversation with them about thoughts and opinions they might not otherwise volunteer. The program gives even the quietest kids a voice." The first RACQ Docudrama presentation for 2014 will be at St John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge, on February 20. For more information about the RACQ Docudrama program, email email@example.com.