The dates for the 2018 bstreetsmart program will be confirmed in February 2018. Please check the website then.

Auburn review

Auburn review 5 September 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Inner West Times

Inner West Times report for bstreetsmart 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Bankstown Cantebury Torch

Bankstown Cantebury Torch 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

I attended the bStreetsmart event today along with my school, MET Oatlands.

I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome job you did. The day was excellent. Crash scene was very realistic and survivors stories very stirring.

Thanks for organising this great event! It was a job very well done.

 



WOW! WOW! WOW!

 

Thank you for having us attend the BSTREET SMART program today. I can't put into words how powerful all the demonstrations and speakers were.

This is so well put together and I am so pleased 100 of our students were able to attend.

 

Thank you so much!

 

Excellent! and so important.

 



Thank you for organising such a wonderful and powerful event.



Alcohol

Drink driving 

Drink driving is a factor in about 1 in 5 crashes where someone is killed. Of those killed 88% are men and 75% are aged under 40. 

Drink driving isn’t driving drunk – just one drink – even if you don’t feel it – is enough to reduce your ability to drive. Young drivers with any amount of alcohol in them are at a much higher risk of crashing. This is why the government set the zero alcohol limit for drivers on the L’s and P’s.

Getting back to zero (sobering up), takes a long time. No amount of coffee, food, exercise or sleep will speed up the process. Many drivers do the smart thing and leave the car at home if they’re going out for a big night. Some drivers get caught for drink driving even though on that day they haven’t had a drink -  because there’s enough alcohol (from the night before) left in their bloodstream to fail a breathalyser test.

 In NSW, police have the power to:   

▪ Stop drivers at random to test for alcohol.

▪ Arrest drivers who test over the legal limit.

▪ Arrest drivers they believe are impaired by drugs, and conduct a blood and urine test

▪ Require a driver to undergo a sobriety test in certain circumstances.

 

You may not have seen them but last year police conducted 3.4 million breath tests in NSW.

Drink Walking 

It’s great that so many people leave the car behind and don’t drink and drive. It may surprise you to know that drink walking is problem. While most people have got the message that drink driving is a crime and a real risk to safety they don’t realise there’s a problem with people being affected by alcohol and while walking being struck by a car.

Alcohol affects judgement, mood abilities and this means that as a pedestrian you remember other drugs also impair your driving and mixing one drug with another, or mixing alcohol with other drugs, dramatically increases your risk of crashing.

Reducing the risks

▪ Alcohol impairs your abilities - so it can be hard to judge the speed or distance of an oncoming car. You may think you have enough time to cross the road, but you don’t.

▪ Alcohol increases confidence so some people take more risks – not a good idea around traffic

▪ Be careful of walking on roads in darkness.

▪ Cross roads at traffic lights and if there are no lights cross in an area where there is 

▪ Never sit or rest on the road, however quiet it might appear.

▪ Make sure you look after your friends after you leave the venue.

▪ Be conscious of how much alcohol you and your friends are drinking – alternate with low or non-alcoholic drinks and have something to eat.

 

 

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