TRUCK SAFETY: Students and teachers got to hop in the driver's seat and appreciate the need to be visible.
TRUCK SAFETY: Students and teachers got to hop in the driver's seat and appreciate the need to be visible.

Top marks for school road safety program in Sydney

STUDENTS and teachers at Asquith Boys High School in Sydney got a lesson to remember today about the importance of safety around trucks.

For the third year running, the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police, were invited back by principal Bryce Grant to talk to Year 10/11 students about risks that are on our roads.

After a great question and answer session with the boys around the risks of speed, fatigue, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seat belt, and driving distracted, they got to speak directly with officers from the Traffic & HWP Command, Fire and Rescue NSW, Berowra Fire Station and NSW Ambulance, about what they have they do to save lives on our roads.

During this time students were able to see first-hand the vehicles and equipment that are used by these officers every day.

The team from excavation specialists Moits also came back again this year with one of their tipper trucks with great road safety messaging on each side.

The Mack tipper from Moits proved popular with the students.
The Mack tipper from Moits proved popular with the students.

Students and teachers got to hop in the driver's seat and appreciate the need to be visible to others when driving on our roads.

"Officers from Hornsby Shire Council also joined us in handing out road safety branded coffee mugs, torches, and mobile phone covers, carrying important messaging which will remind students of the need to be safe on our roads,” NSW Police Chief Inspector Phil Brooks added on Facebook.

"Also a shout out to the CareFlight Helicopter Crew, who were to join us, however were called away to provide medical care and aero retrieval of a motorcycle rider who had crashed earlier at Richmond.

"Thanks to all involved in what was a great opportunity to engage with those young men that are already driving, and those not far from getting their Learner's Licence.”

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