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Road Safety Awareness – Year 8 to 10 Road Safety Education Officer Service - Governance, Promotion and Road Safety Education Branch 2020 VISION: DRIVING.

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1 Road Safety Awareness – Year 8 to 10 Road Safety Education Officer Service - Governance, Promotion and Road Safety Education Branch 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

2 How Did You Get To School? Walk Car / Bus Bicycle 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

3 First, find a safe place to cross, then stop Stand on the pavement near the kerb Look all around for traffic and listen If traffic is coming, let it pass. Look all around again When no traffic is near, walk straight across the road Keep looking and listening for traffic as you cross 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

4 Pedestrian Safety 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Always use the pavement, where there is one Walk on the inside of the pavement away from traffic If you must cross the road, find and use a safer place If there is no pavement walk on the right hand side of the road so you are facing the oncoming traffic

5 Drivers 23 Passengers 11 Pedal Cyclists 2 Other – Quads etc 3 KILLED Motor Cyclists 7 Pedestrians VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

6 Can You Name The Five Pedestrian Crossings Used in the UK? Zebra Crossing Puffin Crossing Toucan Crossing Pelican Crossing Pegasus Crossing 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

7 Other Safer Places to Cross Traffic Island Foot Bridge Subway (Underpass) 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

8 Don’t hang about near the school gates as drivers might not see you 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

9 Where? Near a corner or on a bend Between parked cars Either side of a hill Dangerous Places to Cross Restricted Vision 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

10 Speed “the faster the speed, the bigger the mess”

11 Mobile Phones -Texting / Chatting / Gaming IPOD-Music Friends-Messing about Weather-Restricted Vision Distractions These include VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

12 Make Sure You Can Be Seen Wear Hi-Viz clothes Day & Night 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Be Bright, Be Seen

13 Seat Belt Law 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Seat belts must be worn where fitted Only one person per seat belt Children must use the correct car seat From 14 years old you are responsible for wearing your own seat belt

14 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Make sure your family are all wearing their seat belts correctly

15 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Put on your seat belt or this could be YOU

16 Get on the Bus Safely Safely store your school bags keeping the aisle clear Sit in a seat and put on your seat belt (if fitted) 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

17 Never Cross Behind The Bus 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Wait Until The Bus Drives Away

18 Winking Bus Lights All school buses must be fitted with winking lights This shows other drivers that the bus is loading/unloading passengers 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

19 Cycling can be Enjoyable and Fun 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Cycling Safely

20 Make sure your bicycle is the correct size for you Before you ride your bicycle make sure it is safe ! Has it... good brakes, properly inflated tyres with good tread, a bell, a rear reflector and if cycling at night, working lights front and rear? And always wear a cycle helmet 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

21 Make sure the helmet fits correctly Make sure you can see and hear clearly Make sure the straps are not twisted Never Ever Ride Your Bicycle Without Wearing A Helmet! The Cycle Helmet 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD

22 Do... wear bright clothing use lights after dark and in poor weather conditions use cycle lanes where available show drivers what you plan to do look and signal before you start, stop or turn ride a straight course past parked cars Don't... ride on pavements ‘jump’ red lights ignore traffic signs ride across pedestrian crossings forget you helmet weave in and out passed parked cars 2020 VISION: DRIVING ROAD SAFETY FORWARD Guidance for Cyclists


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