By Jeremy Rochow
Published: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Tragically, in the past 10 years 131 young people aged 16 to 24 have lost their lives on South Australian roads while driving a vehicle or riding a motorcycle.
To help change that, RAA’s annual road safety event, Street Smart High, aims to educate high school students about the risks associated with driving.
This year’s event saw more than 10,000 South Australian students from 82 schools witness a realistic simulated crash scene and hear from road trauma survivors.
RAA General Manager Community and Corporate Affairs Emily Perry says the event is a critical opportunity to educate young people.
“Unfortunately, young people are over-represented in crash statistics each year,” Emily says.
“Even a single life lost on the roads is one too many and tragic – but it’s even more devastating when it’s someone so young.
“Street Smart High shows young people and soon-to-be drivers the harsh and confronting reality of what’s at stake when they get behind the wheel of a car.”
Watch the video below to find out more about Street Smart High.