Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler, along with True Blue Greg Alexander were on the Far North Coast of NSW this week promoting important safety messages for Transport for NSW to support the Knock-On Effect campaign.
NSW Rugby League are a proud partner of Transport for NSW and Fittler and Alexander have previously visited Wagga Wagga, Leeton, Forbes and Blayney before this week speaking to students at Ballina High School.
The Knock-On effect campaign was officially launched last year and has seen the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues visit High Schools across Sydney and around the state to speak about road safety and how every decision made on the road matters.
“We’re here with NSW Roads and Traffic and running a program about the Knock-On Effect and accidents and fatalities on the road and what they do to communities,” Fittler said.
“This is one of the great parts of the job, getting around and throwing the footy.
“These kids love sport, just to see that in their eyes they just love it and how excited they get, it makes me equally as excited.
“Schools and sporting clubs play an important role in supporting communities affected by road trauma by promoting positive messages around road safety and we’re here to tell our story in the hopes it will change people’s attitudes.”
In 1992, Alexander tragically lost his brother Ben in a car accident and the pair have since teamed up with Transport for NSW to deliver a new road safety campaign targeting reckless driving among teenagers with the aim to reduce the number of road accidents, particularly in regional communities.