Students from seven Eyre Peninsula primary schools have been given specialised road safety lessons thanks to RAA’s Street Smart Primary program.
RAA’s Street Smart Primary is an engaging road safety presentation, featuring interactive activities to educate young learners about pedestrian, passenger and cycling safety, and is offered free to SA schools for students from Reception to Year 6.
RAA’s Senior Manager of Community Engagement Ben Haythorpe said that delivering the program directly to schools was part of the RAA’s long-term commitment to road safety.
“Young children can be especially vulnerable on our roads unless we equip them with the road skills and knowledge they need to stay safe around traffic.”
Students received a 45-minute road safety lesson tailored to their year level, which a qualified RAA Road Safety Educator works collaboratively with each class teacher to deliver.
This week’s regional tour is part of RAA’s commitment to take Street Smart Primary to students at primary schools across South Australia.
“Statistics consistently show most fatal road crashes occur on rural roads, so it’s vital we drive home the safety message to our regional communities in the Eyre Peninsula.”
“We offer advice and additional resources to teachers so they can provide follow-up lessons. We also provide information for parents and caregivers, so they can continue to support their child’s road-safety-learning journey at home.”
Teachers interested in Street Smart Primary can visit raa.com.au or phone the Street Smart Primary team on 8202 8214 for 2023 bookings.
Street Smart Primary is supported by Think! Road Safety and Lifetime Support Authority.