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”.
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.
If you have been following us on social media over the last few weeks then you will be aware of the short film that we have released telling the story of the circumstances leading up to the night that Jonathan Beninca decided to trespass on the rail network and vandalise a train.
Rail Safety Ambassador Jonathan Beninca has spent the last week working his way around many schools and youth organisations in Perth. Jonathan is here to start the conversation with young people about rail safety and the consequences of taking risks.