Road safety information for parents

The following checklist is for parents and primary caregivers to help teach your child about road safety, and to help them get to and from school safety. You can also print this list as a student travel planner (102.0 kb).

Walking to school with your child

Practice walking to and from school with your child.

Always use the crossings properly.

Wait for traffic to stop before crossing.

Riding to school

Read cycling safety and bike education for children.

Teach your child hot to properly fit their helmet.

Practice riding to and from school with your child.

Talk about the safest places to cross the roads.

Driving to school

You should talk to your child about all of the following:

  • always wearing a seatbelt or sitting in a child restraint
  • being a safe passenger
  • where the safe school drop off and pick up locations are 
  • using the car door safety to get in and out of the vehicle - rear door closest to the kerb to enter and exit.

Travelling to school by bus

All parents and caregivers are encouraged to use the below checklist to help get your child safely to and from school by bus.

You can also print this list from the student travel planner (102.0 kb). 

  1. Read the code of conduct for school bus travel (710.1 kb).
  2. Ensure your child is capable of travelling independently.
  3. Practice walking your child to and from their bus stop before getting on.
  4. Ensure your child stays back from the road and waits until the bus stops before getting on.
  5. Ensure your child waits until the bus leaves before crossing the road.
  6. Discuss what to do if your child misses their stop - stay on the bus and tell the driver, don't get off at the next stop.
  7. Discuss backup travel plans in case weather conditions stop bus timetables or routes.

Last updated: 05 October 2017