Big Trucks, Little People in Norseman

Posted on: Monday, 29 January 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Big Trucks, Little People in Norseman

Norseman school students were recently treated to an up close, hands-on experience with one of the large triple combination road trains that move through their home town.

Parked in front of the Norseman Community Health building, the 42m long vehicle demonstrated how big the trucks really are.

School children checked out the truck with their classes across the day. The first part of the session involved students talking with Westgold and the MLG Oz truck drivers, Steve and Griffo, who explained the challenges of driving such a large vehicle.
 
Constable Rob Duffey of Norseman Police then spoke with the students about what it meant to be safe on the roads, especially with large trucks travelling through town. He also spoke about road safety being everyone’s responsibility - drivers and pedestrians, young and old.
 
To further support the activity, and to ensure road safety is a continual conversation in classrooms, a School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) Smart Steps Kit: A Road Safety Education Kit for Schools and Community Agencies was presented. The resource contains a number of resources suitable for kindergarten to year six. A Challenges and Choices Bundle Road Pack was also presented, which is a road safety resource for high schools.

Each student received a road safety gift bag to take home, allowing them to share road safety messages with family and friends.

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Pictured above: Norseman students get up close and personal with one of the MLG Oz trucks and learn more about pedestrian safety and shared responsibility on the roads. 

This road safety initiative was a collaboration between the Shire of Dundas, MLG Oz, Westgold and WALGA RoadWise; with support from Norseman Police and St John Ambulance.

 

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