Students learn road safety message

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Students watched a demonstration
Camera IconStudents watched a demonstration Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

Students from North Albany Senior High school learnt the importance of road safety last Friday at the annual Blessing of the Roads event.

The Road Wise program aims to create a positive road safety culture and encourage safe driving on our roads, in particular at busy times such as Easter.

Representatives from Albany Fire Rescue, St John Ambulance and Albany Police joined the students at the Albany Fire Station for the event.

A demonstration from firefighters showed students the process of cutting an injured person from a car wreck and the students laid 18 flowers for the 18 lives lost on Great Southern roads last year.

18 flowers were laid for the 18 lives lost on Great Southern roads
Camera Icon18 flowers were laid for the 18 lives lost on Great Southern roads Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

YouthCARE School Chaplain at North Albany Senior High School Jason Bresanello said it was a great event for the students to witness what happens in the road crash.

“It comes at a great time for these students who are in the Keys for Life program and learning to drive,” he said.

“I think it’s important for students and the community to hear this road safety message, we hope the students get a greater appreciation for road safety and what can occur in the unfortunate circumstance of a road accident.”

Albany Police’s Rob Du Toit, Fire-fighter Shane Bell, NAHS year 10 Zayne Francis and paramedic Dean Fasolo
Camera IconAlbany Police’s Rob Du Toit, Fire-fighter Shane Bell, NAHS year 10 Zayne Francis and paramedic Dean Fasolo Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

Albany police Sergeant Greg Webb said the event recognises the work of first responders and demonstrates what can happen on our roads.

“We want to make sure everybody plays their part to get home safe,” he said.

“It’s the start of Easter and Anzac, the roads are busy and if these students can influence driver behaviour whether their own or someone else’s then that’s a job well done.”

“Sometimes the decisions that other drivers on the road make, are the wrong ones, so it’s important they are aware of what happens out on the road.”

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