RAC’s bstreetsmart community education event for West Australian young people has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for Community innovation by the injury Control Council of Western Australia.

This article originally appeared in the December / January 2014 Horizons edition.

The unique one day event takes road safety learning out of the classroom and links it to real life situations, including a live crash re‑enactment attended by professional emergency services personnel.

Students also gain a greater understanding of the psychological and emotional impacts of road trauma by hearing stories from those whose lives have been affected by it directly.

Wayne Houden RAC Manager of Community Education said bstreetsmart relied on the combined efforts of many organisations.

“bstreetsmart has been a success due to the fantastic collaborative support of Royal Perth Hospital, St John Ambulance, Western Australian Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. I wish for all these organisations to be recognised for this award too.”

Congratulations to all involved.