The eight-part BRAKE course is aimed at young adults who are about to learn to drive. BRAKE has been accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority It has been taught in over 120 Queensland public and private schools, usually to year eleven students. Students who successfully complete the BRAKE course are eligible for one extra QCE point.
Here is some of the knowledge that the BRAKE course delivers:
- It will take time for driving to become “automatic” – practice makes perfect, and practice takes time
- Young people assess risks in a different way to adults
- This means they do not assess dangers accurately
- They consistently underestimate the consequences of danger
BRAKE has shown that young people’s driving behaviour can be modified by the correct presentation of these facts through the copyrighted BRAKE training Program.
The BRAKE program is delivered by teachers within schools who are accredited BRAKE trainers.
It is a empowering curriculum that changes the driving behaviour of students remarkably well. BRAKE works best when the students, schools, parents and the community are fully engaged.