Learning a lesson in road safety

School students across Queensland are being taught how to be safer on the road through a series of educational programs developed by RACQ.

Streets Ahead was the first RACQ education program to launch in 2007 and since then has helped more than 200,000 primary school students learn about road safety.

The program, which includes four age-appropriate presentations covering road safety themes like passenger, pedestrian and bicycle safety, is delivered to students by RACQ’s Education Officers.

Using a specially-designed road mat, students learn correct road safety behaviours and practice crossing the road safely. For older groups, RACQ’s Education Officers demonstrate the importance of responsible behaviours and safety equipment, like helmets and seatbelts, through engaging lessons.

The RACQ Education team has also developed a safety program for Queensland secondary school students.

School children learning about road safety

Docudrama is an engaging, interactive program designed to empower students to make better and informed choices both as drivers and passengers.

“Over the last 12 months we have been excited to expand the program into areas outside of south-east Queensland – Rockhampton came on board in 2017 and in 2018 Townsville will receive our education programs as well,” RACQ Head of Community and Education David Contarini said.

“We think it is important for all Queenslanders to receive these vital road safety messages no matter how old they are or where they live.”

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