What people are saying about the event
The Trauma Service Westmead Hospital
T 8890 7458
P.O. Box 533
Admiration for the BSS program
I am in admiration of the current safe driving programs and intervention techniques you are teaching young drivers. While I never got a chance to attend one of your events, many of my friends have and it has been something that has lasted for them.
In June 2020, at 17, I was involved in a car accident where I sustained many physical injuries and have been in rehabilitation recovery ever since. However, the physical injuries I sustained could never compare to the emotional and mental injuries that have come as a result of road trauma.
The accident was out of my control and was at the hands of an individual who was suffering from a mental health crisis at the time. This is why I admire the number of organisations you have involved in your program that could be a lifeline to the next individual in a similar position to the driver, who was also 17 at the time.
I know in 2022 your program is back and I felt the need to not only commend your program but thank you for the effort you make to save lives.
Thank you from a parent 2019
Dear bstreetsmart team
I would just like to thank you so much for your wonderful event yesterday.
I had never heard of it before, but fortunately my daughters school had, and she went with her year 11 group to your event. When she got home yesterday she talked to me in detail about all the things that happened at the event, and was talking for at least 20 minutes non-stop about it, possibly longer – which is not a “normal” occurrence!
It sounded very well thought out, educational, realistically confrontational, practical and interactive.
Kudos also to the brave people who shared their first hand experience of what can happen when driver safety is not 100% consistent. How wonderful that they have such passion to share their tragic stories to help others not get into similar preventable circumstances.
Prevention is definitely better than cure and although the impact of such an event as this cannot be measured by the number of accidents/incidents that it prevents, I am 100% convinced that this program has had a huge impact on my teenage daughter and has given her much knowledge on why she should be a safe driver and passenger. I hope that it has had a similar impact on all the people who attended.
I have two younger sons and I sincerely hope this event will be around for them in future years.
I am really impressed by it, even though I wasn’t even there (!) and I wanted to truly thank the team who got it off the ground and obviously put a tremendous amount of time and effort into it. Your efforts are appreciated by this mum right here. Keep up the great work! Thank you!
An outstanding presentation
Our school was fortunate enough to view the bstreetsmart road safety event at Allphones arena this week. I would like to sincerely thank the volunteers, organisers and sponsors of this event for an outstanding presentation.
The big message that our students received from this forum is the power of the passengers in influencing the driver to slow down and behave responsibly. It pulls no punches and it was a powerful experience and I encourage all principals to explore sending students from their school to next years event. Thanks once again to all involved.