Traffic School: The Importance of Driver Education and Traffic Safety

On today’s episode, we talk with Lara Hickling, Facilitator and Director at Queensland Traffic Offenders Program, about creating hyper-specific education plans, implementing feedback from your students, the nuanced and far-reaching effects of traffic offences, and much more.

 

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About the Guest

Lara Hickling is the Director of the Award-Winning Queensland Traffic Offenders Program (QTOP) and the Australian Traffic Offenders Program (ATOP), Court diversion road safety education programs, and recently won the Gold Coast Women in Business Award for Innovation and Technology.

Hickling has been the coordinator for more than 14 years, and has coordinated and enrolled well over 10,000 participants.  The course educated participants on the consequences of drink driving, drug driving, unlicensed, hooning, evading police, and covers all traffic offences. In November 2017, Hickling developed the only Online Traffic Offenders Program with full facial recognition.  Since the development, the program now has participants enrolling from all over Australian. In 2018, Hickling was awarded the Australian Road Safety Award in Melbourne for developing the innovative Online Traffic Offenders Program.

Episode Summary - On today’s episode, we talk with Lara Hickling, Facilitator and Director at Queensland Traffic Offenders Program, about creating hyper-specific education plans, implementing feedback from your students, the nuanced and far-reaching effects of traffic offences, and much more. 

Key Quotes:

“We are not just a one-day quick fix program. We are here to save lives in our community.”

“We need to educate people on road safety. People do a road safety session when they're going for their license, and that could have been 30, 40 years ago. But what have you done since then to educate yourself?”

“There are a lot of road users out there that forget that our emergency personnel are human beings and are affected by what they see as well. So if we can actually deter one person from re-offending, saving someone's life that's what it's all about.”

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