The Streets Ahead program

The Streets Ahead program includes four age-appropriate presentations covering road safety themes like passenger, pedestrian and bicycle safety.

All of our Education Officers are qualified teachers who will enthuse and educate your students through a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, interactive activities and meaningful discussions.

Our specially designed road mat gives students the ability to learn correct road safety behaviours and practice crossing the road safely. For older groups, our education officers will demonstrate the importance of responsible behaviours and safety equipment, like helmets and seatbelts, through engaging lessons.

Our Education Officers can also help teachers incorporate road safety education into their classrooms by providing activities for teachers to complement our programs. All Street Ahead program features content appropriate for students from Prep to Year 6.


Level 1 (Prep & Year 1)

  • Safe Pedestrian – Teaching children the ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ strategy when crossing the road.
  • Safe Playing – Educating children on choosing safe places to play that are not near the road or driveway.
  • Safe Passenger – Children learn to enter and exit the car using the ‘Safety Door’ (back passenger door) and to ‘Slip, Clip, Clap’ showing the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

Level 2 (Year 2)

  • Safe Pedestrian – Students revise the strategy of ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ when crossing the road and choosing a safe place to cross.
  • Safe Cyclist – Children learn the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet and how to wear it correctly using the ‘Two Finger Rule’.
  • Safe Passenger – Students recognise what driver distraction is and learn strategies to become a safer passenger in the car.

Level 3 (Year 3 & 4)

  • Bike Safety – Students are shown demonstrations of the consequences of not wearing a helmet. Through demonstrations, students learn that helmets absorb energy and protect their heads, and other safety gear they need to wear.
  • Bike Maintenance – An engaging game educates students on how to maintain their bikes and safety features required on every bicycle.

Level 4 (Year 5 & 6)

  • Bike Safety - Students are shown demonstrations of the consequences of not wearing a helmet. Through demonstrations, students learn that helmets absorb energy and protect their heads.
  • Seat Belt Safety – Students learn how seatbelts work and why their height is a critical factor in determining if they can sit in the front seat of a vehicle. 
  • Distractions – Students learn how their own behaviour can distract a driver and explore ways to reduce the risk of driver distraction. Students also identify other potential risk taking behaviours and the consequences associated with taking these risks. They discuss how they can alter their own actions to ensure they are safer on and around the road.

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Information for teachers 

Our education team has developed a number of activities to complement our programs: 

Bike safety

Teaching your child how to safely ride a bike is one of the most important lessons they will learn. Understanding road safety takes many years and adults play an important part in laying those foundations. RACQ's Streets Ahead road safety education program for Queensland Primary Schools has some practical tips to help you can teach your kids to ride safely.

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Crossing the road

Teaching your child how to safely cross the road is one of the most important lessons they will learn. Understanding road safety takes many years and adults play an important part in laying those foundations. RACQ's Streets Ahead road safety education program for Queensland Primary Schools has some practical tips to help you teach your kids how to stay safe when crossing the road.

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Car door safety

Teaching your child about the importance of road safety and making sure they're aware of the potential dangers may seem like a daunting task. We have some simple and effective ways of teaching your kids on how to be safe, especially when getting in and out of the car. The safety door is usually the back passenger door on the safest side, away from the traffic. And don't forget to tell them 'Touch the car, don't go far' when exiting the car.

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