Road Safety for Primary Schools

Keeping students safe on the road is a priority for everyone. One way that we can make sure students understand road safety is by hosting events that involve everyone, from community partners to parent-teacher councils to school staff and students. After all, road safety isn’t just the responsibility of one teacher, principal or parent/caregiver—the whole community has a part to play in ensuring students are knowledgeable and cautious pedestrians, passengers and cyclists.

The best time to organize a road safety event is at the beginning of the school year, or at the start of spring when it’s relatively warm and students are outdoors and near roads.

Goals of a road safety event

  • To raise awareness of road safety issues, including distractions, environmental hazards and risk-taking behaviour.
  • To promote behaviours that reinforce the Healthy Schools approach.
  • To inform students about their responsibility in keeping themselves safe and healthy.
  • To encourage students to have a responsible attitude towards their own safety and to the safety of their peers

Tools and Resources

This package provides a variety of materials, activities and suggestions to create a one-week (or one-day) road safety event. Simply select materials from the resources below that suit your event.

Bike Rodeo Resources

Check out the resources below for activities, information, and suggestions to help you organize a Bike Rodeo.