Pedestrian Council of Australia
Road Safety
Walk to Work Day
Friday 6 October 2017

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY MESSAGES

TEACHERS

Key pedestrian safety messages for students include:

Stage 1

  • Hold a grown-up's hand when you're on the footpath
  • Hold a grown-up's hand when you're in the car park
  • Hold a grown-up's hand when you cross the road
  • Wait till the bus has gone, then use a safe place to cross the road

Stage 2

  • Hold a grown-up's hand when you cross the road
  • Use a safe place to cross the road
  • Wait till the bus has gone, then use a safe place to cross the road

Stage 3

  • Stop! Look! Listen! Think! Every time you cross the road
  • Use a safe place to cross the road
  • Wait till the bus has gone, then use a safe place to cross the road

More information for teachers on pedestrian safety can be found here: https://www.safetytown.com.au/

PARENTS AND CARERS

  • Children up to eight years old should hold an adult's hand on the footpath, in the car park, or when crossing the road; an adult is defined as a parent, caregiver, grandparent, sibling in high school or older, other relative or neighbour, or other adult as advised by the child's parents/carers
  • Children up to ten years old should be actively supervised in the traffic environment and should hold an adult's hand when crossing the road

More information for parents and carers can be found here: https://www.safetytown.com.au/parents/

This cartoon provides graphic facts about Children and Safety in the Traffic Environment.

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