Refraction Education : NRMA Driver Safety (Years 11-12)
24 THE EARLY DRIVER TOTAL LEARNING RESOURCE • YEARS 11–12 EXPLAIN – TEACHER’S NOTES TEACHER’S NOTES In this section, we discuss and analyse the statistics behind L and P plate driving, and consider what new drivers need to do to improve their safety on the road. Three articles are provided for students to read. Each article is accompanied by a range of literacy activities including: • Brainstorming • Glossary • Comprehension and summary • Questioning toolkit The three articles are: Article 1 – Car crashes: lowering your risk An article highlighting the many ways that new drivers can maximise their safety, and the safety of others, on the road. Article 2 – Letter to a younger me A letter from an experienced driver to their inexperienced younger self, highlighting some of the mistakes they made along the way to becoming an experienced driver. Article 3 – Licence restrictions An article about the some of the special conditions for P and L plate drivers, as well as hints and tips with informative links for guidance on topics such as speed, vehicle types and mobile phone use.
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