Here’s some popular activities to get you started.  Activities are easy to implement and adaptable, so get creative! Remember to keep in touch with our team to let us know how the activity went.

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Sober drivers

 

ON THE QUICK

Provide the school office with some quick stats and facts that you would like to put in the notices. Make sure that the statistics are relevant to your region and that you make them simple and brief.

Consider using social media as another way to share your stats.

 

Text me Friday

Get your SADD committee to send out a group text each Friday afternoon with a safe driving message.

Create a catchy message  e.g. “Hey guys, watch your speed on the road this weekend and arrive at your destination safe and sound!” - SADD

Use Snapchat or Facebook to spread the message.

 

Safe speeds

 

A difference of opinion

Encourage students to consider their choices on the road by coordinating a debate using a SADD theme as the topic. 

You can use SADD conversation cards to spark ideas. Select teams, you might like to try the SADD committee against the teachers! Make an event out of it and encourage your student body to attend.

 

What's next? 

Display pictures that depict driving scenarios to students and ask them what they think might happen next. 

What do you see? Why do you think this is happening? What might happen next?

The ideas behind this activity is to promote discussion around actions and potential outcomes.

 

No distractions

 

Focus or fail

Create an obstacle course or challenges for people to attempt, first with no distractions and then again at the same time as completing a complex task. The idea of this is to demonstrate how distractions affect reaction times and accuracy.

Make your basic course require focus, such as weaving through cones or catching a ball. Time each person.

 

Dress up a door challenge

Challenge classes to decorate a door with information or key tips for safe driving.

Material on the doors can include posters, graphs, diagrams, and poems.

Give each class a theme i.e. driving in the rain. Get your SADD committee together to judge the winners, take photos!

 

Avoiding risks

 

Chalk Outlines

Using chalk, draw body outlines and relevant pictures on an area of concrete at school and write safe driving messages inside/alongside these. Draw these in high traffic areas where your message will be seen.

You can use stats and facts or positive SADD messages to raise awareness and get people thinking.

 

Orientation Pack

Compile and distribute an orientation pack full of SADD resources to help other students understand what SADD is about and inspire them to get involved too.

You can also ask the AA for other information to include in the packs.

Hand the packs out to year 12 students who are at an eligible age to get their licence

 

Driving to the conditions

 

It’s no game

Use a life sized snakes and ladders board, to show students how actions have consequences! Ladders represent the good drivers and safe journeys and snakes represent the bad drivers or hazardous journeys.

You could paint the board onto an old sheet or use chalk to draw it on to the concrete. 

 

Dress up a door challenge

Challenge classes to decorate a door with information or key tips for safe driving.

Material on the doors can include posters, graphs, diagrams, and poems.

Give each class a theme i.e. driving in the rain. Get your SADD committee together to judge the winners, take photos!

 

Building experience

 

Infringement notices

Put mock infringement notices under the windscreen wiper of students cars. This is quick, effective and gives the student drivers at your school a wee surprise when they return to their car at the end of the dayOrganise your SADD committee to discreetly distribute them during the day.

Design a template for your mock fines or use the templates that SADD has created:

 

Hey! know your stuff

Use the Hey! poster range, around school to get students thinking about their driving abilities. These posters educate students that having a licence doesn't automatically make them an experienced driver. Talk to students around the school about these posters, encourage them to look a bit closer!

Use the AA Driving School website and learn to drive the AA way. There are loads of useful resources like quizzes and practice tests to further improve your driving knowledge. 

 

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