SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY CHECKLIST

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1 SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY CHECKLIST I D E N T I F Y ü Things which are unsafe ü How they can be fixed School Driveways Is the driveway busy? Do cars, trucks, bikes and kids all use the driveway? Is the visibility good when crossing or entering the driveway? Are there trees or obstructions so you can t see the vehicles? Is the driveway allowing parked cars? Does the driveway have signs? Does the driveway have speed bumps? List any hazards and ways to improve safety on the driveway.

2 Service Entries Does your school have service entries/loading docks for delivery trucks? Are these entries safe? Do children play/cross/use these services? Can the school improve the safety of these services? School car parks Are the car parks used all day or just at the start and the end of school? Are the car parks used by teachers and parents? Are children allowed to access the car parks? Is there a safe crossing in the car park? Are children at risk in the car park? What could be done to improve the safety of your school car park? Road parking

3 Are parents parking across the road then running their children across to school? Are parents always using crossings? Are parents crossing the road between parked cars? Do parents need safety education? Pick up/drop off/ 2 minute Zone Is the 2 minute zone a safe area for children? Is it well sign posted? Is there a covered area for rain/sun? Is there someone (an adult) on duty to direct traffic/parents/children? Does the supervisor wear a safety vest? Is there a speed limit in the zone? How far back from the road are the children allowed to stand/sit? Is it well run or could the safety be improved? How could the safety of the 2 min zone be improved?

4 Lollipop people Does your school have a lollipop person? Does the lollipop person control a school crossing or a zebra crossing or both? Do they wear a safety vest/clothes/hat? What does their lollipop say on it? Who has to stop? What happens when they blow their whistle? Safety zone/shared zone Does your school have a safety zone? Can you see a safety zone around your school s streets? Is it better to use a safety zone when crossing a road or just cross a road anywhere? Which is safest: traffic light crossing, zebra crossing or safety zone crossing and why?

5 What is a Safety Zone? What is a Shared Zone? Back and front gates Can car drivers see children when they are coming in the gates? Can the school gates be locked? Is there a chain across some back and front gates? What do you have to look out for when coming into or leaving school gates? Could the safety of the gates be improved? How could the safety of the gates be improved? School crossing How is the visibility in each direction of traffic?

6 Do it! Let s practice crossing safely with a teacher. Stop! Look! Listen! Think! School road signs Does your school have road signs around it? Are they obstructed? Are they big enough? Are they clear direction? Do they need changing? Could you design a school road sign?

7 Traffic lights Are there traffic lights at your school? How is the visibility of the traffic lights? Do you know how to cross safely? Do it! Practice crossing at the traffic lights with a teacher! Practice pressing the button/green man/red man/sounds changing Close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the changing crossing Stop! Look! Listen! Think! Before you cross even is the green man is flashing Zebra crossings Is there a zebra crossing at your school? Do you know how to cross safely? Do you ever just step out onto a zebra crossing thinking the cars will stop?

8 Do it! Practice crossing at the zebra crossing safely with a teacher Stop! Look! Listen! Think! Bus stop Do you have a bus stop at your school? How many are there and where are they? Do you catch a bus to and from school? When can you get onto a bus? What is the safest way to get off a bus? Do you ever cross a road in front of a bus?

9 Do you ever walk in front of a bus when you get off? Do you ever push people to get onto a bus? Should school buses have seat belts in them? Do it! Always stand well back when a bus is pulling over to stop Bike racks Are there bike tracks around the school so you don t have to go on the road? Would you tell an adult if you saw kids from our school doing dangerous things on their bikes? Would you tell an adult if you saw kids from our school not wearing a helmet and riding their bike to school? Where are the bike racks at your school? Should you wear bright clothing or dark clothing when riding your bike?

10 Helmet and bike safety discussion How many of your classmates have a bike? How many of your classmates have a helmet? How many of your classmates ride their bike to school? Is it against the law if you don t wear a helmet and ride your bike? What is the worst thing that can happen if you fall off your bike or get hit by a car on your bike? What part of your body is the worst part to get injured if you have a bike crash or fall off? Can the police give you a ticket and a fine if you ride your bike without a helmet on? Is a helmet still good to wear if it s not done up? Should you wear a helmet to ride a scooter or a skateboard? Do you use all your senses when you ride your bike? Do helmets save lives? Should you ever ride your bike with ear phones in? What is dangerous about that? Can you name 4 road rules?

11 4. Can you be a role model to other children by wearing your helmet? Yes No How often do you check the safety of your bike? Tyres Spokes Bell Seat Reflectors Lights If your helmet doesn t fit properly is it effective? Yes No

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