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Parramatta students learn about road safety

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April 28, 2018 by admin

HIGH school students in western Sydney were taught valuable lessons on safe driving this week.
Nanjing Night Net

More than 18,000 students attended a youth road safety forum at Homebush Bay from August 21 to 23.

View a photo gallery of the event by clicking on the image below:

Known as ‘‘bstreetsmart’’ (formerly called Youth and Road Trauma Forum) the event took place at Sydney’s Allphones Arena from 9.30am to 2pm, each day.

Students saw a chilling car crash re-enactment designed to increase their awareness of the risks of dangerous driving.

The event also featured a re-enactment of a car crash rescue and stories from young car crash survivors who suffered brain injuries including Paul Sheppard from Castle Hill and Tim Donnan from Parramatta.

It is the brainchild of trauma co-ordinators Julie Seggie and Stephanie Wilson of Sydney’s Westmead Hospital and has attracted high school students from across NSW and the ACT.

Since its inception in 2006, the event has provided road safety education to more than 56,000 young drivers.

Ms Wilson said this year’s re-enactment would focus on in car distractions, such as the use of a mobile phone, which is an increasing problem.

The event is organised by Sydney’s Westmead Hospital trauma unit and co-funded by The Balnaves Foundation.

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