Chopper to land at Bundy school for road safety

Bundaberg students would today be treated to a helicopter landing, with RACQ in the region this week to teach road safety lessons at local primary and high schools.

RACQ Head of Community and Education David Contarini said the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue would land on the oval at Branyan Road State School as part of the Streets Ahead program which focused on vehicle passenger, pedestrian and bicycle safety.

“The students will be able to inspect the helicopter, participate in a Q&A session with an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue pilot, and witness the Club’s presentation on the importance of wearing protective clothing and a helmet when riding a bike,” Mr Contarini said.

“We’re thrilled our helicopter partners are here to help us drive home the message of how important it is for students to wear helmets while riding their bikes.

“Our chopper crews are fantastic at what they do and while they’ll always be there to save lives, in reality they never want to have to treat children injured in crashes that could have been avoided with the proper use of helmets.”

RACQ has taught education programs at 50 schools across the state so far this year.