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From September 2018 through to May 2019 a number of presentations on driving safely for young people are taking the form in the “Just One Life” Rotary Young Persons Driver Awareness Programme.

This is a programme for transition year students prior to learning to drive. Presentations will be made at the Odeon cinemas in Naas or Newbridge by members of An Garda Siochana, Kildare Co Co Fire Brigade and the A&E Consultant from Naas Hospital on what happens when a car accident happens.

Using a “shock and awe” approach, students are to be shown hard hitting videos and slides on what can happen as a result of not driving safely.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Date Location Confirmed Remaining Spaces
20th September Odeon Newbridge 3 schools 12
11th October Odeon Newbridge 1 school 209
5th November Odeon Naas 310
6th December Odeon Naas 2 schools 91
10th Jan 2019 Odeon Newbridge 2 schools 902
7th Feb Odeon Newbridge 310
7th March Odeon Naas 2 schools 111
11th April Odeon Naas 1 school 170
9th May Odeon Naas 1 school 90

Just One Life was initiated by the Rotary Club of Wexford. A sister Rotary club in Sydney, Australia started the project in their area in 2000 following the tragic death of the children of some of their club members.

Since the project has been extended across Australia and by the end of 2012 some 150,000 teenagers have participated in their programme across the whole of Australia and New Zealand. There is definite evidence that the programme has reduced road deaths and accidents in Australia. Therefore this project is tried, tested and proven to produce results.