Traffic Offenders Program

TRAFFIC AWARENESS PROGRAM (TAP)

for High Schools

NOTE: The High School Program is NOT currently sponsored. As a result, a School would have to bear the cost if the Awareness Program was required.

Under the umbrella of the Traffic Offenders Program (TOP) a separate suite of presentations was developed for Year 10 and Year 11 High School students, the Traffic Awareness Program (TAP), which was evaluated and endorsed by the Department of School Education in 1996.

The content for these presentations is drawn from the experience the presenters have in their specialised field of employment. The presenters who participate in the Program represent the following organisations:

Ambulance Service of NSW NSW Police Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Below is an overview of the presentations for High School students.

AMBULANCE SERVICE of NSW
The aim is to present an overview of the Ambulance Service of NSW and where it fits into society in order to reduce the chance that you may need to call us.
Content:
Your Ambulance Service Its role and function History, funding, fleet size Personnel – selection, training, specialist courses
Helping others
Types of calls How you can help, making the scene safe Hazards What to do Preventing further injury and sustaining life
Film
Combating Death on the Streets
Drugs and Alcohol
Problems, people, society, driving Common drugs and their effect on you
Why you are here
Driving and society, road rules, road toll, cost to the community
Surviving the road
Why collisions happen – affects of speed – affects on you What your chances are – avoiding becoming a statistic
NSW POLICE
This presentation addresses:
Responsibilities of Licence Holders
Driver Attitude and Responsibility Driver Behaviour Motor Vehicle Collisions Understanding Traffic Regulations
Police Procedure and Enforcement Strategies
Driver Education Random Breath Testing Drink Driving Speed Detection Methods of Enforcement
Impact on Society
You – the Licence Holder Other Road Users General Community
DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS
Alcohol and Other Drugs
There is a proven link between drug and alcohol use and motor vehicle collisions and traffic offences.
This section of the Program aims to:
Provide information on drug and alcohol use and its relation to traffic collisions and offences. Explore with participants the risk associated with drug use and the use of a motor vehicle. Introduce participants to some practical skills which will assist them in reducing the harm associated with drug and alcohol use when using a motor vehicle. Give information on Alcohol and other Drug Services available in the area.