YOUNG DRIVERS EXPO
23 - 26 Aug - TRECC
Presented by Tamworth Regional Council
Tamworth Regional Council is happy to be running the Young Drivers Expo again in 2022.
The Tamworth Young Drivers Expo is an invite only expo. High Schools in the region are given the opportunity to participate and invite their Year 11 students and Year 10 students who maybe finishing their school studies at the end of the year to attend. Please contact your school to check if they are attending the expo.
The Tamworth Young Drivers Expo is held at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) which is an excellent venue to conduct such an event. Given the location and size of the venue, it enables the Expo to conduct a variety of smaller group workshops or provide demonstrations to a large number of students at once.
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 program will deliver a serious message to young drivers and hopefully get them to reflect on what it takes to be a good driver before they get behind the wheel.” - Tamworth Regional Council
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.