bstreetsmart is one of Australia’s largest road safety education events. Each year the event brings together more than 20,000 NSW secondary school students to promote road safety.
By promoting safe behaviour as drivers, passengers and riders, students receive information on how to avoid risks through greater awareness of the consequences of distracted driving, inattention, speeding, drink and drug driving, and driver fatigue.
The forum includes a real-life simulated crash scenario, where representatives from the NSW Police Force, NSW Ambulance, and Fire and Rescue NSW enact the sequence of events after a fatal crash.
Students hear personal stories from those who have suffered brain and spinal injuries, and also get the chance to visit a range of interactive displays.
With 184 young drivers aged 17 to 25 years losing their lives and almost 3,700 seriously injured in road crashes over the past 5 years (2013-2017), there is a continuing need to reinforce safer driver and passenger behaviour to young people.
bstreetsmart was founded by the Westmead Hospital Trauma Unit, in response to the increasing numbers of young drivers and passengers seriously injured on NSW roads.
The event is largely funded by the NSW Government through the Centre for Road Safety and is supported by the NSW Police Force, the NSW Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and other road safety partners.
As part of our work with the school education sectors, we have developed some Teaching and learning ideas (PDF, 987Kb) for teachers to use with students before and after attending the bstreetsmart event.
For more information visit the bstreetsmart website.