Book road safety lesson for children

Child care 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.

Childcare or early learning road safety lesson

Hector the Road Safety Cat

Before you book

The Hector the Road Safety Cat show is available for childcare centres, preschools and early childhood assemblies and runs for about 15-20 minutes.

How to book

You will need to complete the road safety booking form (58.0 kb).

Email your completed form to roadsafety@nt.gov.au or fax it to (08) 8924 7077.

For more information call (08) 8924 7019.

Preschool and primary school road safety lesson

Before you book

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.

How to book

You will need to complete the road safety booking form (58.0 kb).

Email your completed form to roadsafety@nt.gov.au or fax it to (08) 8924 7077.

For more information call (08) 8924 7019.

Middle year school road safety lesson

Before you book

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.

How to book

You will need to complete the road safety booking form (58.0 kb).

Email your completed form to roadsafety@nt.gov.au or fax it to (08) 8924 7077.

For more information call (08) 8924 7019.

Senior years road safety lesson: Choices program

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 the Department of Transport 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 Choices 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.

Before you book

The Choices 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.

How to book

You will need to complete the choices program booking form for senior years (33.7 kb).

Email your completed form to roadsafety@nt.gov.au or fax it to (08) 8924 7077.

For more information call (08) 8924 7019.

Remote community road safety lesson

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.

Guidelines for road safety for schools in remote communities are also available (1.2 mb).

How to book

You will need to complete the road safety booking form (58.0 kb).

Email your completed form to roadsafety@nt.gov.au or fax it to (08) 8924 7077.

For more information call (08) 8924 7019.

Last updated: 27 June 2017