Rabbitohs talk safety

The South Sydney Rabbitohs, in conjunction with the Motor Accidents Authority and the NSW Police, will be involved in the ?Bunnies in the Burbs? initiative, spreading the Arrive alive road safety message to high school students throughout NSW.

Players from the Rabbitohs have been trained in presentation skills and mentoring in order to deliver the road safety message to teenage students who are at the highest risk of having an accident on NSW roads.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Captain Bryan Fletcher and Owen Craigie, will visit students at Matraville Sports High School on Wednesday, March 31 to help spread the NSW Motor Accidents Authority?s (MAA?s) Arrive alive youth road safety message.

Bryan and Owen will deliver a road safety presentation, assisted by Senior Constable Trent Southworth from Maroubra Police.

?The South Sydney Rabbitohs, NSW Police and the MAA are working together through ?Bunnies in the Burbs? to get young people to think twice about taking risks on the road,? Bryan Fletcher said.

?People aged 17-25, particularly men, are more than twice as likely to be killed or injured on NSW roads.

?As rugby league players, we hope we can get through to some of these young drivers with the Arrive alive message, because the majority of us fall into this age group - we can talk to them as peers.

?Too often we hear of promising young lives cut short by a car crash - crashes in which they or their mates were drivers.

?We want young drivers to slow down, take a break if tired, wear seatbelts and don?t drink and drive,? he said.

Other ?Bunnies in the Burbs? visits coming up include:

March 18 - Scott Geddes and Mark Meredith at Macquarie Boys High School

March 23 - Shane Rigon and Luke Stuart at Tempe Boys High School

March 24 - Scott Geddes and Mark Meredith at Ascham Girls

?Bunnies in the Burbs? will see Rabbitohs players and local police youth liaison officers visit schools in metropolitan Sydney this year. For more information on the program, visit www.arrivealive.com.au