On Monday, 8 October 26 children attended the Road Safety Centre as part of the October school holiday program.
Not only were they provided with great road safety advice by police officers conducting the session but they also had a very special guest attend – Anna Meares. The Olympic, World and Commonwealth cycling champion shared her experiences about riding safely with the program’s participants.
The children then enjoyed the opportunity to ride on the mock roadway with Anna. They also had visits from Jeff, the road safety dog and Oppy, the Tour Down Under kangaroo.
Held at the Road Safety Centre during each school holiday period, the free program provides an additional opportunity for children to gain vital road safety education, traditionally only offered as part of school excursions. Four sessions, covering two age groups were on offer for children aged 5-8 and 9-12 during the October school holidays.
The sessions proved to be extremely popular, booking out very quickly. Participants in the two-hour program take part in a classroom session, followed by a ride on the mock roadway where they put their new knowledge to the test.
Details about future school holiday programs will be communicated via SAPOL’s website and social media closer to the date.
Don’t forget, the mock roadway is available for public use throughout the school holidays – unless booked by SAPOL. To find out more visit the Road Safety Centre website.