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Teachers: Have you used the Be on the Safe Side education resources?

Teachers: Have you used the Be on the Safe Side education resources?

Quality rail safety education is a crucial tool to help reduce risk taking behaviour and to encourage young people to make safer, smarter choices around public transport. The Public Transport Authorities (PTA’s) Right Track program works in collaboration with TrackSAFE’s Be on the Safe Side program to offer educational resources for teachers to make it easy to teach rail safety to students no matter what their learning requirements might be.

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Doing the right thing will make a big difference to your safety this Christmas

Doing the right thing will make a big difference to your safety this Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, and with Santa’s big day just around the corner, there’s a lot to like about the festive season.

But whether you’re locking up your shiny bike or glued to your new phone while you wait on the platform, there’s a few things you should remember to ensure you and others stay safe on and around the network.

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Have fun but remember to stay safe this summer

Have fun but remember to stay safe this summer

Summer is approaching and the school holidays are not so far away, so you’re bound to be looking forward to hanging out with friends, making plans and having lots of fun.

When you’re with your friends, it can often seem easier to make a bad decision because that’s what everyone else in your group is doing, rather than to stand up and say that something is wrong.  A bad decision could be that you take a short cut by crossing the train tracks or decide to graffiti at the station because you’re bored. As rail safety ambassador Jonathan Beninca would say “a good friend is someone who will tell you when you’re doing something wrong” and a “good friend will look out for you”.

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From Hip Hop to Dance…  Right Track sure knows how to have fun!

From Hip Hop to Dance… Right Track sure knows how to have fun!

The Right Track program ended community safety month in style with the first of many, Right Track Dance Parties on Friday evening.  Working with the City of Gosnells and held at Gosnells PCYC , the young people in the area enjoyed a night of games, dancing and prizes as well as meeting some of the Public Transport Authorities Transit Officers. We were lucky enough to have Transit Line Supervisor, Mick Steele, along with two Transit Officers from the Armadale Line, Clinton Fernandez and Rachelle Bennett join us on the night.

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Rail Safety lessons Hip Hop style!

Rail Safety lessons Hip Hop style!

As part of Community Safety Month 2015, the first of four Right Track Hip Hop nights took place on Friday 9 October at Save the Children’s One Stop Closer program in Armadale, WA.

'Health and Safety’ was the theme of the evening and one of our very own Transit Officers, Lawrence Hoxey, came along to get the conversation started about rail safety and the role of a Public Transport Authority Transit Officer. 

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