The YOU CHOOSE Program

YOU CHOOSE participants are engaged by powerfully relatable concepts of choice and consequence which are placed in context with their own lives and their own loved ones. Young passengers and drivers are inspired by LOVE, FAMILY and the EMPOWERMENT of CHOICE to act as advocates of good decision-making in everyone around them.

YOU CHOOSE Youth Road Safety’s foundational motto, Own the Choice Own the Outcome is underpinned by powerful messages:

  • This generation has the awesome potential to be the first to permanently change passenger and driver attitudes and behaviours
  • Reckless driving and passenger habits are not part of growing up. Lethal consequences are not bad luck or accidental. They are choices.  ‘Intentions are irrelevant when decisions harm others’  
  • The tired old maxim “We’ve all done it” is simply not good enough – today’s young people are way better than that. 
  • Everyone is empowered right now to start saving lives by being outspoken about reckless or passive habits among their peers

It’s proven that awareness campaigning, skills education and cautionary lectures are highly valuable, though not enough on their own. YOU CHOOSE reinforces traditional driver education set-pieces, with a mission to change attitudes and behaviours through youth-led peer advocacy.

The YOU CHOOSE program is a 60 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of survey and engagement regarding social permissions, personal commitments and school action plans & traditions.

There’s both anecdotal and empirical evidence that young Australians are moved to act in response to YOU CHOOSE mission messages about Intentions, Choice, Outcomes, Love, Family, Empowerment and Social Mission.

Together, we can uplift each other to reduce the preventable tragedy of road trauma with immediate effect.

Book a Presentation

Together, we can reduce youth road trauma with immediate effect. Book a presentation at your school or club today.