On the 20th of February 2018 we had a visitor in from the RSA; there was a woman in to teach us about road safety. The woman’s name was Caroline Jordan.
The first thing we learnt was how to be safe on the roads as a pedestrian, pedestrians are the most vulnerable people on the roads because they have nothing to protect them, the rules of the roads for pedestrians are
- Wear a high-vis. You have to be seen !
- Always walk on the right side of the road unless there is a footpath.
- Never cross the road at a sharp bend the driver might not see you.
- Don’t walk on a cyclist’s path or you might get run into.
- And always remember to look and listen. Know your safe cross code.
- Don’t be on your phone unless you stop walking.
If you follow all these rules you will be safe. Follow all these rules and you can be a safe pedestrian on the roads.
The next thing we learnt was how to be safe on a bike. The cyclist is the second most vulnerable because they have nothing around them except underneath them; these are the rules of the road for cyclists
- Wear a highvis, be safe be seen!
- Take your time and don’t try beat cars or traffic.
- Stay a safe distance away from the cars, vans, lorries and other vehicles.
- Don’t go on a pedestrian’s footpath, you might run into people.
- Cycle on the left so you don’t bump into walkers.
- Don’t go on your phone while cycling.
- Wear a helmet, it can protect your head.
- Have a red light in the back of your bike and an LED or yellow light for the front.
- Always cycle on the left unless there is a cycle lane.
Follow all these rules and you can be a safe cyclist and a safe person to the roads
Then we learnt about how to be safe in cars, cars are the forth most vulnerable people on the roads as a motorbike is the third.
There are a lot of cars on the roads and there are also a lot of accidents on the roads leading from cars so that’s why you have to look and remember all these rules to try to stop all those accidents from happening.
- Don’t distract the driver by being annoying and making a fuss
- Don’t let the driver be on their phone while driving. Send the text for them or call the person that the driver wants to talk to.
- Make sure you’re tall enough or else use a booster seat.
- Make sure your seat belt is right or it might hurt you, you wear it on your hip bone and your shoulder and pull tight on the belt.
- Don’t pester them to go faster because all it takes is a second and you could be seriously injured.
Then we learnt about buses and how to be safe with them. the rules of staying safe on a bus are
- Don’t turn around on the bus or turn over to talk to your friend behind you.
- Always wear your seat belt and put it on right as told in the rules of staying safe in cars.
- Don’t rush to get on or off the bus because the driver isn’t going to leave without you or keep you on the bus.
- And never take your seat belt off or walk around the bus.
If you follow these rules you can be safe on the bus.
Our visit from the RSA was both interesting and fun, we enjoyed our visit from Caroline and we thank her for coming.