Road Awareness Program - RAP

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What is RAP?

The Road Awareness Program (RAP) is a powerful, hard-hitting road safety presentation delivered by firefighters to both young and experienced drivers across South Australia and interstate. Originally designed for young people in Year 11, its broad appeal and effectiveness has allowed us to expand our reach into workplaces, sporting clubs, correctional services facilities and community groups. Designed to give an open and honest insight into the experience of firefighters working in road crash rescue, RAP seeks to actively engage and empower drivers and other road users through positive peer pressure and its core message: “You get to choose the risk; but you don’t get to choose the consequences”.

During the 100 minute presentation, participants are given a confronting and realistic insight into road crash trauma including vision of real crashes and crash survivors. Real life crash survivors, many now living with permanent disability or loss of a loved one, share their stories as part of the presentation. Participants usually find this element of the presentation the most emotional, but draw inspiration from the crash survivors’ resilience and strength.

Participants learn that road safety is their responsibility and get a clear understanding of the consequences of choices on the road. Firefighters discuss:

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We are proud to be the road safety program of choice for many schools, business’, community groups and peak sporting bodies across Australia.

We receive moving feedback from RAP participants which inspires our firefighters and crash survivors to continue their efforts in keeping our mates safe on our roads.

'I am determined to be a safe driver now and am going to be a positive influence when driving with friends.'
- Hallett Cove R-12 School

'Thank you! You have probably saved my life.'
- Port Lincoln High School

‘I am walking out of this room as a better person than I used to be.’
- Schneider Electric

'Extremely eye-opening and life changing.  Hard to say anybody will leave today unaffected by the presentation.'
- St Michael’s College

'Literally  life changing.'
- Sacred Heart College

‘Very chilling, sobering reminder of our responsibility as road users and role models.’
- Adelaide Crows Football Club Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

'I cannot believe anyone would even consider being a stupid driver on the roads after they have seen this presentation.'
- Seaview High School

What does it cost?

RAP is provided free of charge across South Australia to schools, sporting clubs, community groups and correctional centres.

For workplaces, we charge a small cost recovery fee. Please contact us at rap@sa.gov.au for further information.

Great! How do I book a presentation?

Please contact us on 08 8204 3611 (country and interstate callers 1300 737 637) or email rap@sa.gov.au to arrange a time for our firefighters to present to your organisation.

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