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Road Safe (for years 0-1)

The Road Safe series of resources provides learning activities to empower students to participate safely as responsible road users who are aware of their own place in the traffic environment, as well as that of others.

What students will learn

These resources will help students to learn:

  • about the traffic environment
  • how to observe road hazards
  • a range of safe practices that they can use when using the road as a pedestrian and passenger.

Four focus areas

Learning activities are arranged in four focus areas.

Focus area 1: Roads and traffic

Students learn about the appropriate place for different types of traffic on the road. They learn the safest place for children to be and identify simple signs and markings.

Focus area 2: On the move 

Students learn the skills to walk safely on or near the road and to cross the road correctly. They learn these skills initially in the classroom and practise them through a practical class excursion.

Focus area 3: By bus or by car

Students develop safety guidelines when travelling in a car. They practise putting on their safety belts and can explain why they must always wear them.

Focus area 4: Managing hazards

Students recognise potential hazards in the traffic environment and will make decisions about how to manage them. They consider who can help them in a traffic situation. They explore safe places to play.