Parents and carers are responsible for deciding the safest way for their child to get to and from school whether as a pedestrian, passenger, rider or driver.
All types of travel require planning, safe practices and observing road rules and guidelines. Young children, in particular, require active supervision by an adult whenever they are in a traffic environment.
Students learn about road safety as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10. They continue to learn about it in Years 11 and 12 as part of the Crossroads course.
Parents and carers help schools to support and reinforce what their children learn about by highlighting the importance of safe travel.
Schools should regularly remind parents and carers about being a safe road user and sharing road safety messages with their children.