Members of Dubbo's Fire and Rescue came to Dubbo College South Campus on Monday to talk with students about the importance of being responsible for their own road safety.
Firefighter Stephen Gilbert addressed the Year 9 and 10 students about road safety statistics in an effort to raise awareness of what happens on our roads.
He discussed speeding, fatigue, alcohol and distractions which are leading factors in road accidents.
According to Mr Gilbert, males are mainly responsible for vehicle accidents, whilst females make up the majority of victims.
"Drivers are not bullet proof and they make their own luck," Mr Gilbert said.
"Do stupid things and stupid things will happen."
The students watched a confronting video, "Tim's Story" about a 17-year-old driver who was involved in an accident resulting in multiple injuries being sustained by him and his passengers.
The students discussed the consequences of road accidents for both the driver and the wider community and the impact on family, friends, witnesses and emergency workers.
The group then moved outside to watch Station Officer Chris Cusack and Firefighter and ex-student Alex Frail demonstrate how they cut open a car to treat and retrieve an accident victim in the event of a serious road incident.
Year 9 Student Hamish Wood said the talk and demonstration were very enlightening.
"It made me really think about safety when I am travelling in a car," Mr Wood said.