Road Safety Message for Western Force Players
20 Mar 2017
About 60 players and staff from the Road Safety Western Force received a strong message about road safety when former athlete, Danny Harrison, spoke to the club about the car crash which destroyed his life.
“I don’t have any mates any more, my friends are anti-depressants,” Danny said during his powerful presentation about the difficulty of living with a severe brain injury.
Danny, now 38, said the car crash in Boddington when he was just 18 years old and a novice driver, involved speed and alcohol and resulted from peer pressure.
Players were particularly moved by Danny’s photographs of the countless operations he has endured since the crash.
Road Safety Western Force players and staff then formed groups to discuss the impact of Danny’s talk and the road safety messages they would like to spread in the community, as ambassadors.
One group’s line, “I wouldn’t get on the rugby field without my head gear and mouth guard so I wouldn’t get into a car without a seatbelt,” was a popular suggestion.
The Road Safety Commission became naming rights partner for the WA Rugby club in January.