Students across Orange have again been presented the dangers which face them on the road at Towac Park this week.
The Rotary Club International and Road Safety Education RYDA partnership has been run again in Orange, allowing students the chance to hear about road safety.
Students had sessions looking at road choices, peripheral vision, talking to a road accident victim and learning about speed and stopping times.
Orange Anglican Grammar School year 11 student Bryce Elsegood was one of 30 students who watched the speed and stopping session on Tuesday, watching a demonstration of the difference in car stopping times at different speeds.
Bryce, who's on his Ls, said the session "had a pretty big impact".
"I was surprised at how when you go a little faster how dramatically it affects your stopping time," he said.
"Speeding's way too dangerous to do, may as well stick to the speed limit and stay safe.
"I've (now) seen how dramatic the effects can be and how little things can lead into big things."
He said the peripheral vision session was "a really big eye-opener", reminding him how many things there are to focus on while on the road, looking not just in front and behind but all around.
The RYDA sessions, which have been running for over 10 years in Orange, ran from Tuesday to Friday.
Day session organiser Peter Byrne said the sessions were to "try and teach and expose them to some of the pitfalls of being a young driver".
He said the focus wasn't just on when the students - from most schools in Orange, as well as schools in Molong and Yeoval - were behind the wheel but when they were in any cars at all.
"It's also about being a passenger in a vehicle when they feel unsafe while out celebrating and how to get out of those positions," Mr Byrne said.
"It's a way to teach them ways of surviving. Stats show the greatest number of the road toll is young people aged 17 to 24, particularly on country roads where higher speeds are involved and roads are not necessarily in the best condition."
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