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Road safety education

South Australia Police works in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission to deliver road safety education programs 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 children

Introduction to road safety

Aimed at preschool children. Session includes:

  • introduction to road safety
  • being a good passenger
  • 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 children

Introduction to road safety – Reception to Year 3

Aimed at primary school students. 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

Aimed at primary school students. 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

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.


School holiday program

Aimed at children 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 provided via SAPOL’s website and social media sites.

Preschool and primary school road safety sessions flyer

Secondary school children

A guide to obtaining your driver’s licence – Year 10

Aimed at Year 10 students. Session includes:

  • methods of obtaining a driver's licence
  • conditions relating to Learner and Provisional licences
  • risks associated with driving
  • being a responsible passenger
  • crash risk, speed, alcohol and drugs, fatigue and driver attitudes to road safety.

Crash Scene Investigation – Year 10

Aimed at Year 10 students participating in science subjects. Session includes:

  • Newton’s laws
  • ANCAP ratings for vehicles
  • how to pick the safest vehicle within your budget
  • investigating crash scenes.

Cars have changed; so have the road rules – Parents with secondary school students – Year 10

Aimed at parents instructing students to drive. Session includes:

  • Fatal Five
  • how parents can be positive role models in promoting skills and behaviours in the car
  • updates on current road rules and contemporary road safety ideology
  • choosing the safest vehicle for your child
  • choosing the right driving instructor for your child.

Youth driver education program; reducing the risk of being involved in a crash and the Fatal Five – Year 11

Aimed at Year 11 students. Session includes:

  • road safety issues for novice drivers
  • causes of road crashes such as fatigue, alcohol and drugs, speed, risk taking, peer pressure, driver attitudes
  • ways to reduce the risk of becoming a crash statistic.

Getting home safely – Year 12

Aimed at Year 12 students. Session includes:

  • making informed choices and educated decisions
  • fostering change through open discussion
  • peer group pressure, choices, risks and consequences.

Secondary school road safety sessions flyer

Tafe, colleges and apprentices

International students’ driver education program

Aimed at overseas students who want to drive in South Australia. Session includes:

  • introduction to Australian Road Rules
Business and community

Business driver awareness program

Aimed at businesses whose employees may be required to drive as part of their employment. Session includes:

  • Australian Road Rules
  • road crash statistics and causes
  • Fatal Five.

Australian Road Rules

Aimed at all road users. Session includes:

  • awareness and understanding of the Australian Road Rules
  • changes in the law
  • Fatal Five.

Cars have changed; so have the road rules

Aimed at all road users. Session includes:

  • Fatal Five
  • parents as positive road safety role models
  • updating parents on current road rules and road safety advice.

Senior road users

Aimed at senior road users. Session includes:

  • Australian Road Rules refresher
  • crash statistics
  • effects of medication on driving ability
  • Fatal Five.

Senior road users flyer


Mobility scooters

Aimed at senior road users who use motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Session includes:

  • legal requirements
  • seniors road use statistics
  • safe use of motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters
  • insurance and injury.

Community and youth groups

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

Aimed at people with disability. Session includes:

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

Country Football League Program

The Road Safety Section partners with the SANFL and country football leagues to provide road safety education to 16 to 24 year old drivers who play football in country leagues.


Urgent duty driving awareness for emergency service agencies

Aimed at emergency services staff.  Session includes:

  • road risk management relating to urgent duty driving
  • crime scene preservation.

Bookings

To book a road safety education program phone (08) 8207 6585 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, click here (temporarily unavailable - coming soon)