Street Smart – creating safer, smarter drivers
Road crashes are one of the leading causes of death for people under the age of 25.
To help change this, RAA runs Street Smart High – an annual road-safety event that demonstrates the realities of road trauma and gives young and soon-to-be drivers the knowledge they need to stay safe on the road.
Held in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission (MAC), thousands of high-school students attend every year.
What happens at a Street Smart High event?
Street Smart High is open to students in years 10 to 12 across South Australia, and attendance is free.
On the day, students will:
- witness a simulated crash scene, including pre-and-post-crash analysis;
- hear from young people whose lives have been affected by road trauma; and,
- learn road-safety skills and knowledge.
How your school can take part
Annette Lamont, Kildare College
'On the way back to school, the bus driver dared to look at his mobile phone while stopped at a traffic light – the girls were quick to tell him that wasn’t on!'
Miescha Hawkins, Mary MacKillop College
'The discussions by students in the following days, and even weeks after the event, has shown how thought provoking it has been.'
Alna Briel, Portside Christian College
'It makes students think twice about safety while driving a car.'
Liz Tidemann, Christian Brothers College
'The students were able to identify with the speakers and it was relevant to them.'
Cathy Miegel, Lameroo Regional Community School
'We could never organise something of this magnitude and impact for our students.'
Josie Piantadosi, Seaton High School
'It gave the students a reality check.'
Find out more in samotor, the RAA magazine
Lessons learnt at Street Smart Primary
samotor drops in on a Street Smart Primary session to find out what it's all about.
Heartbreak and hope at Street Smart High
Powerful crash stories and family testimonies heard at the annual road safety event.
RAA hits the streets in the south east
RAA’s Community Education Team visited Bordertown, Mt Gambier and Millicent, providing Years Ahead road safety presentations to older members of the community.
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