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The Safe System approach to road safety

A cyclist and vehicles wait while people walk across a street.

Students explore aspects of the Safe System approach to road safety. Original resource by Waka Kotahi.

The Safe System takes into account that we are human and are vulnerable, while also recognising that we make mistakes. It helps us to understand how we can prevent harm by looking across different areas instead of focusing on just one solution.

  • Set of 7 activities suitable for Year 5 and above.
  • Background info, discussion ideas, and links.
  • Aligns with Social Sciences at Levels 3-6 of the NZ Curriculum.

The Safe System approach to road safety: student activities [PDF, 374 KB]

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