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Road safety education

The SA Police Road Safety Centre aims to deliver evidence-based road safety programs and initiatives that are contemporary and age appropriate. The Road Safety Centre Foundation Document explains and supports the seven principles that the Road Safety Centre Programs are based on.  All programs are FREE and to find out more about what programs are available, click on the headings below.

Join in the fun - Our Road Safety Centre has developed some special road safety activities for children and parents to do at home. If you would like to join in and learn more about road safety then keep an eye out for SAPOL Road Safety on Instagram, SAPOL on Facebook or our web page for all the details.  

Activities will be released over a 10-week period and cover topics such as crossing the road safely, passenger safety, walking safely and safe places to play, bike safety, and Triple Zero emergency calls.

National Award Winner: SA Police's Road Safety Centre school holiday program has won a national accolade in the 2020 Australian Road Safety Foundation awards

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 Road Safety Centre offers education programs, under the Safer Journeys banner, to:

  • schools, students, teachers and parents
  • business groups and the community.

All programs are FREE and to find out more about what programs are available, click on the headings below

Preschool students

Programs for Preschool and Primary Students Teacher's Information

Introduction to road safety at the Road Safety Centre - Preschool

(90 minutes at the Road Safety Centre or 45 minutes on site)

This session includes:

  • introduction to road safety
  • playing in safe places
  • stop, look, listen, think
  • click clack front and back
  • wearing a safety helmet
  • calling Triple Zero (000) when there is an emergency
  • practical riding on the mock roadway.

Preschool and primary school road safety sessions flyer

Primary school students

Programs for Preschool and Primary Students Teacher's Information

Introduction to road safety at the Road Safety Centre – Reception to Year 3

(90 minutes at the Road Safety Centre or 45 minutes on site)

This session includes:

  • playing in safe places
  • stop, look, listen, think
  • click clack front and back
  • wearing a safety helmet
  • calling Triple Zero (000) when there is an emergency
  • practical riding on the mock roadway.

Introduction to road safety – Year 4 to Year 7

(90 minutes at the Road Safety Centre or 45 minutes on site)

This session includes:

  • introduction to road safety
  • Australian Road Rules
  • the appropriate use of cycles, skateboards, scooters and roller skates
  • calling Triple Zero (000) when there is an emergency
  • practical riding on the mock roadway.

School monitor training

  • The 45-minute session is aimed at school students 10 years of age and over, teachers and school volunteers who are required to operate a school crossing or pedestrian activated traffic lights.  Training takes place at the students' school and is valid for a 12-month period.

School holiday program

  • The two-hour session is aimed at children aged 5 years to 8 years and 9 years to 12 years. This program provides an opportunity for children to gain vital road safety education which is traditionally only offered as part of school excursions. Dates and booking details are communicated via SAPOL's website and social media sites.  To view a video of the Road Safety Centre school holiday program click here (link video) - Road Safety Centre School Holiday Program - YouTube

Preschool and primary school road safety sessions flyer

Road Safety Centre school holiday program flyer

Secondary school students

Year 8 and 9 – How to be safe on the road - road safety session  (60 minutes)

This session is aimed at Year 8 and 9 students. Session includes:

  • passenger responsibilities
  • pedestrian safety
  • cycling safety
  • the use of wheeled recreational devices
  • being safe around public transport
  • an introduction to the Graduated Licencing Scheme
  • Fatal Five

Year 10 – A guide to obtaining your driver's licence road safety session   (90 minutes)

This session is aimed at Year 10 students. Session includes:

  • Graduated Licensing Scheme
  • Fatal Five
  • crash statistics
  • choices, risks and consequences
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Year 11 – Youth driver education road safety session  (90 minutes)

This session is aimed at Year 11 students. Session includes:

  • Graduated Licensing Scheme
  • Fatal Five
  • crash statistics
  • Driven – the story of Holly Scott
  • choices, risks and consequences
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Year 12 – Getting home safely road safety session  (90 minutes)

This session is aimed at Year 12 students. Session includes:

  • Graduating Licensing Scheme
  • Fatal Five
  • crash statistics
  • Fatal Five: True Stories – the story of Nicholas Holbrook
  • choices, risks and consequences
  • Schoolies Festival
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Safer journeys together - Learner driver and qualified supervising driver road safety session

This presentation is designed as a two-part package, providing a session for students and parents/ guardians. This session is delivered at SAPOL's Road Safety Centre simultaneously and offers road safety information to both groups.

For students  (90 minutes) 

This session discusses the graduated licencing scheme and the conditions associated with a learner's permit and provisional licence. Crash survivor Holly Scott talks to participants about her crash and recovery. Other topics include:

  • the Fatal Five
  • risk-taking behaviour
  • peer group pressure
  • passenger safety
  • the consequences of making poor choices on the road.

For parents/guardians  (90 minutes) 

This session provides information to parents / guardians teaching learner drivers on the changes to the road rules and encourages parents / guardians to act as good road safety role models. The father of crash survivor Holly Scott talks to the group about his experience and supporting his daughter after a serious injury crash. The session also provides parents / guardians with information regarding:

  • supervising driver conditions
  • the Fatal Five
  • the importance of ANCAP safety ratings on vehicles
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Secondary school road safety sessions flyer

Safer journey’s together flyer

Business and community sessions

Driver awareness road safety session (60 minutes)

This session is aimed at businesses and community groups whose employees may be required to drive as part of their employment. Session includes:

  • Fatal Five
  • fatigue
  • crash statistics
  • passenger responsibilities
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Australian Road Rules road safety session (60 minutes)

This session is directed at all road users.  Session includes:

  • a road rules refresher using our audience response system
  • cycling laws
  • sharing the road with heavy vehicles
  • the Fatal Five
  • crash statistics
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Regional driving awareness road safety session (60 minutes) 

This session is directed at road users that drive on regional roads within South Australia.  Session includes:

  • the Fatal Five causes of road trauma
  • fatigue
  • regional crash statistics
  • tips for driving safely on regional roads
  • driving with heavy vehicles
  • passenger responsibilities
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

A guide to obtaining your motorcycle licence road safety session (90 minutes) 

This session is conducted at the Road Safety Centre and is aimed at people who are wanting to obtain their motorcycle licence.  Session includes:

  • Graduated Licencing Scheme
  • correct clothing
  • lane filtering
  • safety maintenance
  • crash statistics
  • Fatal Five
  • choices, risks and consequences
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Older road users road safety session (60 minutes) 

This session is aimed at older road users. Session includes:

  • Australian Road Rules
  • Fatal Five
  • pedestrian safety
  • fatigue
  • fitness to drive
  • motorised wheelchairs
  • crash statistics
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

International students' driver education road safety session (60 minutes)

This session is aimed at international students who want to drive in South Australia. Session includes:

  • Australian Road Rules
  • Fatal Five
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Community and youth groups (90 minutes)

This session is aimed at young people between the ages of 5 and 14 years. Session includes:

  • introduction to road safety
  • the Australian Road Rules
  • practical session riding on the mock roadway.

Disability groups (60 - 90 minutes)

This session is aimed at people with disability. Session includes:

  • introduction to road safety
  • practical session riding on the mock roadway.

SA Community Football Club road safety session (60 minutes)

This session is aimed at those who play football (or other sports attached to that club) in the community. The Road Safety Section partners with the SANFL and community football clubs to provide road safety education to 16 to 24-year-old drivers. Session includes:

  • Fatal Five
  • fatigue
  • crash statistics
  • choices, risks and consequences
  • passenger responsibilities
  • ANCAP safety ratings
  • personal property securities register
  • reporting to police.

Business and Community road safety sessions flyer

Bookings

To book a road safety education program phone (08) 8207 6923 or email SAPOL.RoadSafetySection@police.sa.gov.au

To request us to come to you to conduct a road safety display, voluntary breath testing or mock crash simulation, fill out the online form.