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The Point of View videos provide ‘real-life’ video snippets of New Zealand students walking to and from school.

This resource supports teachers and students as they explore safe pedestrian choices.

The video should be a springboard for students to reflect on their own lives and to actively practice road safety behaviour. Students can:

  • identify hazards
  • discuss and role-play safe practices
  • watch models of safe pedestrian behaviour.

Crossing a rural road on the way to school

  • Use the kerb drill
  • Walk facing the traffic
  • Stay close to hedges and fences (away from the road)

 Crossing an intersection without traffic lights

  • Use kerb drill
  • Ensure you can see clearly up and down the road

Cross at an intersection with traffic lights

  • Use kerb drill
  • Check cars are at a stop before you cross

Crossing using a kea crossing on the way to school

  • Follow all directions of crossing attendants
  • Look for traffic as you are crossing

Walking on a footpath in town

  • Check to make sure cars are not coming out of hidden driveways
  • Keep to the fence/house side

Walking around the inside of bend on a rural road

  • Stay close to fence or hedge line
  • Wear high viz clothing where possible

Walking around the outside of bend on a rural road

  • Stay close to fence or hedge line
  • Wear high viz clothing where possible

Walking around a footpath hazard in town

  • Stop and check if it is safe to move around the hazard
  • Look for traffic in all directions

Walking past a rural hazard

  • Stop and check if it is safe to move around the hazard
  • Look for traffic in all directions

Walking past a rural driveway

  • Check for hidden driveways
  • Look to see if there are any oncoming or exiting vehicles
  • Make sure the car driver has seen you
  • Only cross once the driveway is clear of traffic

Using a pedestrian crossing

  • Use the kerb drill
  • Cross the road only when it is safe to do so.
  • Check that any approaching vehicles have seen you and can stop before you step out.
  • Cross as quickly as you are able.

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