Road safety champion
A DIANELLA Heights Primary School student has become a road safety champion for launching WA’s first Kiss, Click and Drive system.
Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson presented Ballajura resident Alanna Shilo (7) with a certificate on November 8.
The Year 2 student said it felt “amazing” to receive the award.
“I saw kids getting in the car without their seatbelt and their parents driving off,” she said.
Alanna said since principal Peter Jakimowiez spread her idea to the school, she had seen more kids clicking in their seatbelts.
Mr Jakimowiez said the school was negotiating with the Education Department and the City of Stirling about changing its road signage and car bay markings in early 2019.
“There have been some near misses,” he said.
“Student voice is a re- ally important part of our decision-making process within the school.”
Ms Sanderson said it was fabulous to see students such as Alanna take an interest in the safety of all students.
Mr Cameron said he had not seen a concept like this before.
“Our vehicles are safer than they have ever been – they all rely on us wearing a seatbelt,” he said.
Kiss, Click and Ride champion Alanna Shilo belts up.