Presentation to Clontarf Students
Nearly 50 young leaders from Clontarf Aboriginal College have taken part in a presentation from the Road Safety Commission, learning about risks and responsibilities on the road as they embark on the journey of getting their licenses.
The students come from all over Western Australia including areas of the Kimberley in the far north of the state.
The young leaders were shown educational videos recently developed by the Road Safety Commission and Department of Transport, outlining the risks of not wearing your seatbelt, using mobile phones and speeding.
They were also provided sobering information and statistics relating to the number of young people killed and injured on WA roads.
Despite making up just a small fraction of drivers, people aged 17 to 19 are overrepresented in fatalities on our roads, making up roughly 10 percent of all people killed.
Road Safety Commissioner Adrian Warner said the opportunity to present to the student leaders was a unique and valuable experience.
“Young drivers are some of the most vulnerable on our roads, so it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to speak to these students about the risks they face, and the responsibility that now rests on their shoulders to be responsible road users,” Commissioner Adrian Warner said.
“These young men are leaders in their communities and amongst their peer groups, and I am confident the information they’ve received will allow them to be role models to other young people when it comes to road safety.