Year 10 students learn about road safety at B StreetSmart

Engadine High School

On Thursday 12th September the Science faculty conducted an excursion to the B StreetSmart Presentation at Homebush.

Ably led by Mrs Mathew, the Year 10 students were able to witness the highly regarded presentation on car safety. The Year 10 cohort conducted themselves well, arriving to school early as requested, meeting the stringent security requirements of the venue and looking great in full school uniform. This resulted in a great day for all involved.

Students were also able to talk to rescue professionals and participate in hands-on activities.

Bstreetsmart is the inspiring initiative of the Trauma Service at Westmead Hospital. Westmead’s Trauma Service is constantly reminded through their hands on work that young people aged between 15–30 are disproportionately represented in road trauma. As a result they have a strong commitment to Road Safety Education.

The purpose of Bstreetsmart is to reduce the fatality and injury rates of young people by promoting safe behaviour as drivers, riders and passengers.

Attendance at the Bstreetsmart event grows every year, which means more students and teachers are experiencing and learning about the impact of dangerous/distracted driving and the consequences for those directly and indirectly involved in a crash.

Bstreetsmart provides students with an understanding of their responsibilities as a driver and as a responsible passenger, information and strategies to avoid serious injuries and death.

Information on how to reduce risk taking behaviour through greater awareness of the consequences of distracted driving, inattention, speeding, drink and drug driving and driver fatigue.