Often the response to those who flout road rules is to come down hard on them, however inWaitara, working with young drivers who were breaking the law proved to be a winner. And not just for the young drivers either.
A spate of young people driving while unlicensed (and often in unsafe vehicles that were unwarranted and unregistered,) prompted the development of the ‘Youth Driving for Change Roadshow’ in Waitara.

This initiative was created and run by the Waitara Community Development Project (WCDP) and the Waitara Community Constable with funding and assistance from RoadSafe Taranaki and the Ministry of Youth Development.

Rather than coming down with a strong zero tolerance approach, the Roadshow worked with what the young people were already doing, with the intention of improving driver and community safety, through practical demonstrations and accessible solutions.

Read more;  Driving for Change

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