Giving road safety education

RAC bstreetsmart is a road safety education event for year 10 to 12 students and will be held at Perth Arena on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

RAC bstreetsmart site

RAC bstreetsmart shows students the consequences of distracted driving through the re-enactment of a crash scene. Students also have the opportunity to listen to speakers who have been directly impacted by road trauma

RAC hosted the event for the first time in Western Australia in 2012. bstreetsmart, formally known as the Youth and Road Trauma Forum, was developed by the Trauma Services division of Westmead Hospital in NSW, with the aim to reduce the fatality and injury rates of young people by promoting safer driving behaviours.

The event is run with the help of WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Royal Perth Hospital, St John Ambulance and the Theatrical Response Group. The event features a crash scene re-enactment attended by the emergency services, just as it would occur at a real crash site. The students also have the opportunity to listen to speakers who have been directly impacted by road trauma and talk with emergency services personnel.

The outcome of the event is to:

  • To promote positive road safety messages to students.
  • Demonstrate the consequences of road trauma.
  • Provide students with information and strategies to avoid serious injuries and death.
  • Provide students with information on how to reduce risk taking behaviour through greater awareness of the consequences of distracted driving, inattention, speeding, drink and drug driving.