Fit to Drive
Fit to Drive offers local communities the opportunity to participate in a program for young people that focuses on personal safety, responsibility, and strategies to make them safer drivers and passengers.
In 1999 road trauma involving the loss of young lives impacted severely on school communities and families in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. At that time, the percentage of fatal road crashes for young people on the Peninsula was higher than many other areas of the state.
The Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community responded to the tragedy it faced by working together to find ways to improve the safety of young drivers and their passengers.
Since 2001, the Fit to Drive program has developed and emerged to become a coordinated, local community road safety strategy, using best practice principles to deliver road safety messages in the senior years of Secondary Schools.
The annual Arthurs Seat Challenge Fun Run + Walk raises funds for the program and develops community awareness of the issues.