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.



Vehicle Safety Features

 

 

Tyres

 As long as your car is in good mechanical condition, the tyres are arguably one of the most important primary safety features. Tyres are the only contact between you and the road, and through them you control the vehicle's potential acceleration, braking and cornering forces. 

Brakes 

The important thing when you’re driving is being able to stop.  Make sure the brakes are regularly inspected, and serviced if necessary.

Vehicles 

Manufacturers say their vehicles are “safe” but you don’t know what this means unless there is independent testing.  There is no way of judging how a vehicle is going to perform in a crash just by looking at it.  ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) was established to crash test vehicles and rate them on how well they protect the people inside them and other people such as pedestrians and motorcyclists. The results of the crash tests are available which means people interested in buying a new car can see the results and select a safe vehicle.

Evidence shows that vehicle safety features help prevent crashes in the first place, and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in a crash. Some of these safety features include: 

front, side and curtain head protecting airbags

seat belt reminder systems

active head restraints 

anti lock braking systems (ABS) 

electronic stability control (ESC)

All these features make a difference to you in the event of a crash.

When it comes to survival, not all cars are created equal. Choosing a car that could save your life or the life of your mates is easy ... find out about how vehicle safety features work, what happens in a crash test, how cars get a safety rating and even how crash test dummies help us understand what happens in a crash. 

 Videos

  www.mynrma.com.au/motoring/reviews/ancap-crash-test-videos.htm

 www.ancap.com.au/crashtesting

 www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/what_is_ancap.php

Crash test dummies provide vital clues to what happens in a crash. They’re highly technical pieces of equipment and their role is vital: the crash simulations rely on having the dummies in place as driver and passenger to provide a full picture of likely injuries in a crash.   

To see how crash test dummies work   www.ancap.com.au/crashtesting

How do older cars rate for safety? 

 Used Car safety Ratings reflect the relative safety of vehicles in preventing severe injury to people involved in crashes – the ratings are taken from real life crashes in Australia and New Zealand. It's worth taking a few minutes to find out how the vehicle you’re considering purchasing compares. Those few minutes could save a life - your own, your passenger's or that of another road user. 

 

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