Book road safety lesson for children

Childcare providers and educators can book a road safety lesson run by road safety officers.

The lessons teach children road safety skills to keep them safe as road users and pedestrians.

Guidelines for road safety around schools are also available for urban and remote school communities.

Below are the available road safety lessons.

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The Hector the Road Safety Cat show is available for childcare centres, preschools, early childhood assemblies and special events across the Northern Territory (NT).

Hector is the NT's road safety mascot. His road safety show is a fun and interactive way to teach children about the importance of being road aware.

The show runs for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Hector's road safety message

Hector's road safety song 'stop, look, listen, think' is central to the road safety message he teaches children.

  • Stop – stop at the kerb. Make sure it is safe to cross
  • Look – look to your right and then to the left. Can you see any traffic?
  • Listen – listen carefully with your ears. Can you hear any traffic?
  • Think – think with your brain. Is it safe to cross?
  • Walk – walk straight across. Don't run. Keep looking and listening for traffic as you cross.

Below are some resources you can use:

A road safety officer will visit individual classrooms to deliver the lesson based on:

  • passenger safety
  • pedestrian safety
  • safety on wheels
  • sensing traffic
  • road rules
  • signs and playing safely.

The Hector the Road Safety Cat show is available for Preschool visits and Primary School assemblies. Read more about the show in the childcare or early learning road safety lesson section.

A road safety officer will visit individual classrooms to deliver the lesson that includes teaching students:

  • the importance of health and safety issues and practices
  • the skills necessary to make decisions that may affect their health and safety
  • how to foster positive health and safety attitudes and behaviours.

The Choices program has been designed for senior secondary students, and may align with teaching and learning programs at year 10 and stage one level.

The program involves NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, St John Ambulance and road safety officers.

The program can be incorporated into an NTCET program in two ways:

  • as a focus within a program
  • reinforcing road safety messages addressed in other ways within a program.

The program may not directly align with the learning outcomes of the subject, but it can reinforce important messages with regard to being safe on NT roads – eg:

  • in English - students may study road safety texts
  • in maths - students may study road safety statistics.

The program has two parts:

  • the first part teaches students about road safety including:
    • safe systems approach to road safety
    • road safety statistics and facts
    • influencing factors on road crashes
    • the cost and consequences of crashes
    • road user behaviour
    • harm reduction strategies
  • the second part involves a case study presented by NT Police, Fire and Rescue service.

Road safety officers will visit remote and regional schools to deliver a Hector the Road Safety Cat show and lessons based on your school needs.

Find more about the show in the childcare or early learning road safety lesson section.

Read the guidelines for road safety around schools in remote communities PDF (1.2 MB).

How to book

To apply for a road safety lesson, follow these steps:

Step 1. Apply online on the Road Safety NT website or fill in the road safety booking form DOCX (650.8 KB).

If you are applying for the Choices program, and would prefer to use a form, you must fill in the Choices program booking form for senior years DOCX (33.7 KB).

Step 2. Email your completed form to roadsafety@nt.gov.au.

Contact

For more information, go to the Road Safety NT website call 08 8924 7019.

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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