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Road safety advice for families

Family walk to school.

Here’s what parents, whānau and caregivers need to know to help teach children about staying safe on roads and near railways. Kerb drill included.

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it: Safer Journeys for School Children: A Whānau and Caregivers’ Guide

Resource cover Hike It Bike it.

This leaflet describes the things you need to know to help your child learn about staying safe on roads, cycling, walking, taking the bus and near railways. 

Available as a PDF in English, Māori, Cook Island Māori, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Samoan and Tongan.

Advice covers:

  • Walking. Includes kerb drill and blocked footpaths.
  • Walking on rural roads.
  • Cycling.
  • Helmet safety – cycling, scooting and skating.
  • Going by car.
  • Taking the bus.
  • Safety around trains.

Schools can print or share copies with their community.

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it 2017 [PDF, 1 MB]

Translations

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Māori [PDF, 1 MB]

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Cook Island Māori [PDF, 1 MB]

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Simplified Chinese [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Traditional Chinese [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Hindi [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Samoan [PDF, 1 MB]

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it — Tongan [PDF, 1 MB]

 

Kerb drill

Taken from Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it:
  1. Take one step back from the kerb.
  2. Look and listen for traffic coming from all directions.
  3. If there is traffic coming, wait until it has passed and then look and listen for traffic again.
  4. If there is no traffic coming, walk quickly straight across the road.
  5. While crossing, look and listen for traffic, wherever it may come from.
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