TOIP COURSE F.A.Q'S

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I complete the program using my mobile phone?

The Course

There are 7 sessions in the Course.

Participants need to attend all sessions and complete all questions to gain a Certificate of Completion.

Throughout the course presenters will take you through some questions, that go toward achieving your Certificate and your final reflection for Court. Your presenters and coordinators will help you with the questions, there is no pre-course study required.

At the beginning of the course, the Moderator will outline the various procedures surrounding delivery of the TOIP program.

Participants are encouraged to get involved in the sessions, ask questions and share their own experiences if they wish to.

DRIVING FACTS

The Driving Facts session educates and informs participants on road incident statistics, common driving errors and risk factors displayed by drivers.

This session includes the elements of low risk driving regardless of the actions of other road users or unfavourable conditions. The session also examines the legal position on car modifications, explains basic car maintenance and examines the safety features of modern vehicles.

ROAD RULES AND THE POLICE

This session aims to increase awareness of the responsibilities and obligations that rest with the holder of a NSW Drivers Licence.

The session looks at the major factors associated with road crashes and the enforcement strategies employed by NSW Police and the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) to assist with the mitigation of road trauma.

THE ACCIDENT SCENE

This session will look at the effects of road trauma on the human body and the effects on witnesses, first responders and bystanders who see the aftermath of the accident or are required to treat casualties at the incident scene.

The focus of the session is to educate participants on the forces involved in a road crash, and how those forces impact the human body. The session also looks at what to do in the event of a crash and how you can assist casualties in the event of a road trauma incident.

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS

This session aims to educate participants on the dangers and effects of alcohol and other drugs on the human body.

It aims to reinforce to participants the dangers of the alcohol or drug affected driver and the social and economic cost to individuals and the community of alcohol and drug use.

CRASH CONSEQUENCES

This session encourages participants to reflect on the possible outcomes of a motor vehicle, pedestrian or motorcycle incident including death or serious injury.

Every year hundreds of Australians, mainly young people, become casualties because of road trauma. Many of these incidents could have been prevented.

THE LEGAL SYSTEM

This session focuses on the Australian Road Rules including serious traffic offences and the consequences for drivers charged with offences under the Act.

The session includes discussion on the laws in relation to sentencing and driver responsibilities.

Information about the court process and how the court arrives at the penalties for the various traffic offences is also provided.

VICTIMS OF ROAD TRAUMA

Presenters in this session either have experienced life-changing consequences as a road crash victim, or is a relative or friend of victims of road trauma who have been severely injured or killed because of a crash.

This is a meaningful and important session where participants can ask questions of the presenter about their personal experience.

FINAL REFLECTION SESSION

Encourages participants to reflect on the TOIP program and write down insights related to their own behaviours what they have learnt from the sessions.

The Final Reflection session is supported by PCYC TOIP team coordinators and is added to the report presented for any required court appearance.

 

THE PRESENTERS

LOCAL LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES

Discuss court procedures, relevant legislation, potential penalties and the consequences of repeat offending.

AMBULANCE OFFICERS

Discuss their experiences of road trauma and the injuries inflicted by motor vehicles.

A ROAD SAFETY PROFESSIONAL

Who discusses the road safety issues and the facts and figures associated with road trauma and road traffic incidents. This professional will also discuss low risk driving strategies and the roadworthiness of vehicle that use our roads.

A PERSON LIVING WITH A PHYSICAL OR ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

These presenters provide an insight on the effects of living with their disability and how road trauma has affected their and their family's lives.

POLICE

Discuss illegal driving statistics, experiences attained through highway patrol and the consequences of illegal driving (including penalties).

FAMILY MEMBERS AND VICTIMS GROUPS

Discuss the impact of losing a relative through road trauma. These presenters provide insight into the ongoing consequences for families and friends of victims who have suffered physical and emotional injuries or death and loss through road crashes.

 

Drink Driving Facts

  • Drink driving is a factor in one in every five crashes in NSW where someone loses their life.
  • Of the drink drivers who are killed, 97% are men and 64% of those men are under the age of 40.
  • You don't have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. You might feel normal, but no one drives well after drinking alcohol.
  • Newly licenced drivers with any level of alcohol in their blood are at a much higher risk of crashing. This is why Learner and Provisional licence holders are restricted to a zero alcohol limit.
  • Getting back to zero (sobering up), takes a long time. No amount of coffee, food, physical activity or sleep will speed up the process. There is no formula for this process as it relies on many physical factors.

In NSW, Police have the power to:

  • Stop drivers at random to test for alcohol
  • Arrest drivers who have an illegal BAC level
  • Arrest drivers they believe are impaired by drugs including alcohol, and conduct a blood and urine test
  • Require a driver to undergo a sobriety test in certain circumstances

RBT

  • Since the introduction of Random Breath Test (RBT) in 1982, fatal crashes involving alcohol have dropped from around 40 per cent of all fatalities to the current level of 19 per cent.
  • Last year police conducted more than 4.5 million breath tests in NSW.

SPEEDING FACTS

  • Speeding is the biggest killer on NSW roads with speed being a factor in 40% of all fatalities.
  • Every year around 700,000 speeding offences occur across NSW.
  • Speeding increases your chance of having a crash, as well as increasing the risk of serious injury or death if you do crash.
  • For pedestrians, the risks are even greater. A person hit by a car travelling at 40km/h has a 25% chance of being killed. Increase the speed to 60km/h and the crash becomes barely survivable, with the pedestrian having an 85% chance of being killed.

Speed related crashes in NSW predominantly involve male drivers. Of all drivers involved in fatal speed-related crashes:

  • 82% were male
  • 40% were males under 30
  • 26% were males aged 30-49

DRIVER FATIGUE FACTS

Driver fatigue is the next major contributor to the road toll (after speeding and drink driving). Fatigue accounts for around 15% of all road deaths in NSW. Driver fatigue is particularly dangerous as it affects everyone, no matter how experienced a driver you are.

Research shows fatigue can be as dangerous as speeding or drink driving. For example, getting behind the wheel after 17 hours without sleep has the same effect on a person’s driving as having a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.05%^.

SEAT BELT FACTS

Seat belts save lives.

Since the introduction of seatbelts in NSW in there has been a dramatic reduction in the number of motor vehicle occupants killed and injured each year.

DISTRACTION FACTS - MOBILE PHONES

Driving whilst using a mobile phone can cause both physical and cognitive distraction and it does not matter whether it is hand-held or 'hands free'.

Specifically, using a mobile phone whilst driving can:

  • Slow your reaction time by between 20 and 60%
  • Significantly impair a driver’s visual search patterns, ability to maintain speed and position on the road and ability to be aware of other traffic and to judge safe gaps
  • Mobile phones demand some of the concentration needed for driving. When two things require equal concentration, one will suffer.
  • Run off the road and rear end crashes are the most common types of crashes associated with mobile phone use.

 

INFORMATION FOR COURSE PARTICIPANTS

COST- $170

Our Refund Policy:

Refunds must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the program. We cannot issue any refunds after this time.

If you have commenced your course, provided proof of enrolment to the court, fails to complete, or is expelled from the course then no refund will be issued.

Reschedule Policy 

One reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances is permitted. If the rescheduled date is not adhered to the participant will have to re-register and pay the course fee again. 

Replacement of Original Certificates

Replacement Certificates may be ordered over the phone at a cost of $25 including express post. Please ensure that you provide correct postal address for TfNSW certificates. 

Participant Expectations

All participants must display an acceptable standard of behaviour while attending the TOIP program. They must not:

  • Display anti-social behaviour 
  • Consume alcohol or illicit drugs prior or during the course.
  • The sessions are interactive, all participants will be required to take part in each session, behave in a courteous and respectful manner, attend the 5 minutes before the start time and must complete make-up sessions where required.

 

WHAT I NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE MY COURSE.

Participants must:

  • Attend all TOIP sessions
  • Satisfactorily complete an assessment task after each session
  • Complete a final reflection exercise on what they have gained from the TOIP program
  • All core face-to-face sessions must be attended and all Assessment Tasks must be completed to successfully complete the TOIP program.
  • Participants who have been referred by the Court to the TOIP program will be issued with a Court Report on successful completion of the TOIP program.

 

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