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RYDA Ramps up in 2011

Suncorp Insurance proudly sponsors RYDA to help ensure more than 10,000 Queensland school children this year can undertake the youth road safety program. 

Suncorp Executive General Manager Statutory Portfolio and Underwriting Management Chris McHugh is looking forward to the start of the new school year with the prospect of even more young drivers being part of the RYDA program.

“Over the Christmas and New Year period there were many tragic motor vehicle accidents, some that had young drivers at the wheel .

Recently released statistics* show over the holiday period from 17 December 2010 to 3 January 2011 there were 12 fatalities on Queensland roads – the same number as the same period the year prior.

 “Speed and alcohol were factors in the accidents and if our support of the program can help reduce these accidents, it is well worth the effort,” he said.

Mr McHugh said the program was widely accepted by schools across the state and parents embraced the program.

“Naturally, parents will do all they can to protect their kids as they have their whole lives ahead of them.  It is the entire community’s desire to ensure we reduce these senseless deaths and increase road safety awareness,” he added.

The sponsorship also provides Suncorp employees an opportunity to volunteer their time at one of the RYDA days held throughout Queensland. Over the past year 4,700 Suncorp employees have volunteered their time to assist in various activities organised by community organisations, and RYDA is proving to be a popular choice for those interested in road safety in Queensland.
Suncorp Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance^ provides compensation to other people injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a driver “at fault”.

Mr McHugh said that the common thought is that CTP insurance only covers the occupants of another car.

“The reality is that the highest proportions of claims we receive are for passengers in the “at fault driver’s car” - usually family members or friends,” Mr McHugh added.

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AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 trading as Suncorp Insurance^CTP Insurance is issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 trading as Suncorp Insurance.