- Roads, Vehicles & Traffic
Safe and unsafe places to cross the road
- Health & Physical Education
- Year 1
- Year 2
Talk about how to decide where the safest place is to cross a road.
Show students pictures of different roads and ask them to identify the safest place to cross. This could also be done during a group walk.
Information for teachers
When choosing the best place to cross a road, pedestrians should:
- Use a pedestrian crossing if there is one nearby.
- Find a place where there is a clear view of traffic coming from all directions – no hills, corners, parked cars, shrubs, etc. that block the view of approaching traffic.
- Cross away from an intersection unless it has traffic lights. (Crossing midblock [away from an intersection] means you only have to look two ways, compared with four at an intersection, but it depends on how busy the road is.)