Street Smart is an annual road safety education event hosted by RAA in conjunction with Major Partner the Motor Accident Commission, which aims to reduce the state's shocking youth road toll. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people under the age of 25, and Street Smart aims to demonstrate the devastating reality of road trauma.
This year's Street Smart event was held on Thursday 28 February at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. It was attended by almost 4,000 South Australian school students from 38 metropolitan and regional schools. The students witnessed a fatal road crash simulation and heard the life changing stories from road crash survivors, along with the heart breaking stories from the families of those who didn't survive.
Although this year's Street Smart event has already been held, there are a couple of other programs targeted at secondary students which RAA encourages you to consider.
Tell the World competition
RAA's Tell the World road safety competition gives high school students the chance to research and develop a road safety message in the form of a billboard or video clip.
Road Awareness Program (RAP)
RAA sponsored program RAP, is presented by the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service and targets road users at secondary schools across South Australia. MFS fire-fighters come to your school and present an emotional, hard-hitting, Road Awareness Program, taking students on a journey to discover the risks drivers choose and the consequences they have no control over. The program is free and has been presented to over 79,500 students since its inception in 2005.
If you'd like to find out more about RAP, or are interested in booking a presentation for your school, please contact the MFS on:
Phone: 8204 3611
Country callers: 1300 737 637