The Brake Driver Awareness Course has been formally recognised by the Queensland Studies Authority through awarding students one QCE point when they successfully complete the eight part Brake course. Last year more than 500 students boosted their academic entry scores. Brake now has over 50 schools participating in the innovative Driver Education courses.
The facilities required to present a BRAKE course are generally available in most schools, community centres and sports club. These include a laptop computer and a video projector or large screen TV.
There are five aspects to the BRAKE program, each represented by a letter of the program name. Behaviour, Risk, Attitude, Knowledge, Education. A main problem concerning young drivers is that they do not accept that they are at risk.
Young people (under 25) are involved in proportionally more car crashes than any other age group. Recent findings in brain development indicate that the human brain may not be fully capable of recognising risks, and predicting consequences, until around age 25.