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Road safety skills for life

It was great to see 128 youngsters from across the state, even as far away as Port Lincoln, having fun while learning important skills at the Road Safety Centre over the school holidays.

During the July break Centre staff conducted five free Road Safety School Holiday Program sessions, teaching children in two age groups (5 to 8 and 9 to 12) road awareness skills and encouraging them to be responsible pedestrians, passengers and cyclists.

Despite some wet weather the kids had a great time, and particularly enjoyed taking the teachings from the classroom to the mock roadway.

All sessions booked out quickly, and there was even a waiting list, so the Road Safety Centre is looking at increasing the number of sessions next school holidays.

Feedback from parents included:

Parent 1

‘I would like to thank you all for the opportunity provided to my daughter. She said Road safety is the best holiday activity she did during school holidays.This was my daughter's first time in ….SAPOL and she loved it specially being able to be with the police officers. We would like to see if SA police can continue this activity more often.

Parent 2

My kids thoroughly enjoyed the session, and as a parent, it is nice to have free educative activities available in the school holidays.

Located at the Thebarton Police Barracks on Port Road, the Road Safety Centre is home to a fully fenced, free mock roadway, with realistic streets including pedestrian crossings, an intersection with traffic lights, a roundabout and a variety of traffic signs for riders to observe the mock roadway.

The SA Police Road Safety Centre is a leader in road safety education, playing a vital role in reducing road trauma through enhancing the awareness, knowledge and skills of all road users through lifelong learning.

The SA Police Road Safety Centre provides a range of educational opportunities.  For more information visit www.police.sa.gov.au/road-safety-centre

Stay tuned for details on future school holiday programs on the SAPOL website and social media sites.