Promoting safe travel

Road safety is everyone's responsibility

Parents and carers are a child's first teacher and are responsible for modelling safe road user behaviours as children naturally imitate the adult's around them.

It is important to share road safety information with parents and carers so they can reinforce safe behaviours when out and about with their children.

We all need to reinforce and practice:

  • using safe travel routes
  • modelling how to be a safe road user
  • following road rules and the road signs
  • creating safer environments
  • assisting students to become independent travellers.

Vulnerabilities of children and young people

Road trauma is the leading cause of accidental death for children and young people in NSW. Children should be closely supervised in the traffic environment as they are our most vulnerable road users.

Image: We need help in the traffic environment
suggested reasons why young people are vulnerable in the traffic environment
Image: Vulnerabilities of young people in the traffic environment
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