Presented By Tamworth Regional Council
In 1997, the Tamworth Young Driver’s Expo was developed from a need to address the alarming rise in casualty and fatality statistics involving young drivers between the ages 16 – 25 years in New South Wales and the Northern Region. The most practical way to address the issue was at a local community level, utilising where possible local resources.
The Tamworth Young Drivers Expo was an initiative between the NSW Police Service, NSW Ambulance Service, Department of Education and Training, Hunter New England Area Health, Roads and Traffic Authority and Tamworth Regional Council and provided these key stakeholders with the opportunity to reach the target group. Detailed discussions brought to light issues and areas where young people had insufficient opportunity to receive information which could assist them in making informed decisions about safe driving, drugs, alcohol and risk taking behaviours.
The Young Drivers Expo is aimed at Year 11 students aged between 16 and 17 years. These students are in the process of either getting their Learner or Provisional Licences and are at a maturity level where understanding and influence is at its greatest.