B Street Smart 2014

B Street Smart (previously known as The Youth and Road Trauma Forum) is the inspiring initiative of the Trauma service in Westmead Hospital. It is now going into its 9th year and is Australia’s largest educational event on road safety.
The purpose of B Street Smart is to reduce the fatality and injury rates of young people by promoting safe behaviours as drivers, riders and passengers.
This years event is being held over three days from Tuesday 19th August to Thursday 21st August and will see around 86,000 students come through its doors.
The event is free to all schools and is currently fully booked for this year, but if you or your school are interested in booking for next year, go to the B Street Smart website for more information.

Road Safety

Back when I was a child, the RMS (back then known as the RTA) had a safety campaign running called “Click, clack, front and back”.

The campaign was not only aimed at adults, but at children as well, telling them all about the risks associated with not wearing a seatbelt. I remember having a colouring book and there was even a little song on cassette tap that I remember listening to. You can check out the old ad here.

The ads are run a little differently now, however the aim is always the same; to promote safe driving and awareness.

Transport for NSW have a program called “Safety Town”. This is aimed at families and also schools. It’s important to get these safety messages through at a young age in the hope that it makes a difference for when the children are older.

Have a look at their road safety website and share with any young people in your family. The website in the link has a lot of wonderful information, so have a scroll through their page.