Proactive Drive actively supports a number of other driving programmes in the community, such as the Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP), and the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) Programme.
The Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) has been developed to address the barrier for learner drivers of all ages seeking to get their restricted licences, such as access to suitable vehicles, mentors and practice to develop safer drivers. Proactive Drive is currently running the CDMP program in western Christchurch, in conjunction with The Salvation Army, NZTA and the New Zealand Police.
Drivers are paired with a mentor who takes them for a supervised drive. The mentors are unpaid volunteers from the community who act as coaches for two hours per week. While they are not driving instructors themselves, they have received professional driver training from a driving instructor.
Each program runs for approximately 12 weeks but is made flexible to suit the needs of the student.
We are interested in talking with anyone who would like to become a mentor. If this is you, please get in touch with us.
Proactive Drive supports Road Safety Education (RSE) by providing their Youth Education program (RYDA) throughout the South Island. This program is targeted to year 12 students (16 year olds). We are on target to reach 2500 students this year through this program. This is a one day program that covers the following topics over six sessions and is designed to fit into a school day. Topics include:
SPEED & STOPPING
HAZARDS & DISTRACTIONS
THE I IN DRIVE
AFTER THE CRASH