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.



Stopping Distances

Recent studies show that driving even a few kilometres per hour above the speed limit greatly increases the risk of a crash.

The risk of causing death or injury in a 60km/h zone increases rapidly with only small increases in speed.

The crash risk at 65km/h is twice the risk as 60km/h

The crash risk at 70km/h is more than four times the risk than at 60km/h

One reason for this increased risk is reaction time - the time it takes for a driver to realize a danger and reacting to it. Reaction time is critical  and so if a driver is a little distracted then it will take them longer to react - which increases the time it takes them to brake.

Braking distance is the distance a car travels before stopping when the brakes are applied. The braking distance is affected by a variety of factors - the surface of the road - wet or dry, sealed or dirt, the quality of the tyres of the vehicle.

One of the key factors in speeding related crashes is that most drivers underestimate the distance needed to stop

Source:  RAA (Royal Automobile Association)   For more technical details on the physics of crashes  - www.science.org.au/nova/058/058key.htm

 

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