Road Safety Awareness Day was held at Northam High School last Tuesday.
The event organised by Rotary Northam in conjunction with Wheatbelt Police aimed to educate Year 12 students on road safety and the repercussions of taking risks when behind the wheel.
The day was prompted by the high number of deaths on wheatbelt roads and included messages about safe driving, vehicle maintenance, educational activities and a speech from a crash survivor.
Northam High School principal Terry Martino said the high number of driving fatalities in the wheatbelt is particularly concerning.
“We are concerned about road safety – particularly in the wheatbelt where young people will be driving,” he said.
“Staff and students have been directly affected by incidents of road trauma and these programs can help educate students to prevent further incidents in the future.
“The aim of the event was to highlight the cause of road crashes and the impact they have on on individuals, friends, family and the broader community.”