Forty students of Ulladulla High School’s year 11 cohort gained insight into the work emergency services do on the roads and at critical incidents.
The second edition of the 2018 Milton Ulladulla Youth Driver Education program was held at the NSW SES Ulladulla Unit’s shed on Wednesday, November 7.
Local police, NSW ambulance, and NSW Fire and Rescue staff as well as Ulladulla SES volunteers and a mechanic hosted talks at various stations in the shed, while students faced an obstacle course at Ulladulla Sports park.
Paramedics took children through CPR training, fire and rescue firefighters explained how they access vehicles to extract trapped passengers, a policeman showed students what tools they use to improve road safety and children learnt the basics of under bonnet maintenance and how to change a tyre.
Student Claudia Floyd said she appreciated the lessons volunteers and emergency service workers offered.
“They’ve been really helpful, making sure we know at the what happens at an accident,” Ms Floyd said.
Ms Floyd, a learner driver, said driving with “beer googles” on the obstacle course showed how risky drink-driving was.
A driver safety night, open to the public, will be held at Ulladulla High School on Wednesday, November 7 from 6pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milton Ulladulla Youth Driver Education Program began in 1991, due to a number of local youths dying or being seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions within the area.