MAC and the RAA work together to deliver education programs to primary and secondary students aiming to reduce the amount of serious injuries and fatalities amongst younger generations.
The primary schools program – Street Smart Primary – delivers classroom based road safety education to students across South Australia with a focus on road rules and safe road user behaviour including how to be a safe passenger, bike rider and pedestrian.
The secondary schools program - Street Smart – is a a youth road trauma awareness event that aims to educate students who are beginning to drive about the realities of a road crash through stimulated road crashes and young speakers whose lives have been affected by road trauma.
MAC’s youth road safety message, Take Control on the road is promoted through this partnership.
Street Smart High is an annual road safety education event held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The free event open to students from years 10 to 12 aims to educate young drivers on safe driving practices and reduce the state's shocking youth road toll.
Road crashes are one of the leading causes of death for young people under the age of 25, and Street Smart High aims to demonstrate the devastating reality of road trauma to South Australian high school students.
At Street Smart High students will:
witness a simulated crash scene, including pre and post-crash outcomes
hear from young people whose lives have been affected by road trauma
interact with leading community, state government and industry organisations who provide programs that aim to keep young people safe.
If you have any queries about Street Smart High or would like to add your school to our mailing list, please contact David Fairlie at RAA
Street Smart Primary visits South Australian schools to deliver a free, interactive, age appropriate road safety presentation that emphasises pedestrian, passenger and cycling safety.
Road safety is an important life skill that should be taught from an early age. By learning about road safety in primary school, students can develop appropriate skills that will make them safer in the road environment.
The program taught by a street smart teacher who works collaboratively with the student’s classroom teacher provides:
A trained, qualified teacher to assist in the delivery of a 45-minute lesson
An in-class program
A choice of four age appropriate lessons or a lesson tailored to suit your students and school
A team teaching delivery method
Advice to schools on delivering appropriate follow up programs
Information for parents/caregivers to continue road safety learning at home
If you’d like to find out more about the program, or book your school in, please email RAA’s Street Smart team.