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Prepare for the school year with Jeff the Road Safety Dog

27 Feb 2019 9:31am

Road Safety Rules!

Police are urging parents and carers to talk to their young ones about road safety ahead of the 2019 school year getting underway tomorrow (29 January) – whether they are walking, riding, catching public transport or being dropped off at the gate, there are important things to talk about.

Below are a series of short videos highlighting key safety messages that can be used to engage with youngsters about these important topics.

However your children will be getting to school, plan ahead and talk about things like walking safely, bike safety, seatbelt use, looking before crossing the road and the importance of using marked crossings.

Don’t forget the SA Police road Safety Centre, located at the Thebarton Port Barracks on Port Road, 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 roadway provides a safety opportunity to teach youngster about road safety, so feel free to stop by today.



Where possible walk with family or friends

Walk a familiar route

Use marked crossings

Walk don’t run – make sure sufficient time is allowed to ensure a child is not rushing

Stop and look both ways before crossing the street


A helmet must be worn, no matter how short the ride

Where possible ride with family or friends using bike lanes where possible

Follow normal road rules, riding on the footpath where appropriate and obeying crossing signals

TAKING A BUS (or other public transport) TO SCHOOL

Always wait for the bus, tram or train to stop before getting on or off

Wait until the bus has moved on before crossing the road

Pay attention to other traffic in the area

Stay in the bus driver’s view

Never move around on the bus - take a seat and stay there


Wear a seatbelt on all journeys

Get out of the car on the footpath side of the vehicle

Don’t double park outside a school

Try to allow sufficient time to arrive at your designation without rushing