StreetSmart is an exciting initiative set up by the Road Safety Authority which aims to bring issues of road safety to life for young school children. StreetSmart is designed for three distinct age groups: 4-5, 5-8 and 8-12 years. There is a combination of interactive activities available for each age group.
StreetSmart also involves a streetscape mat which invites children to carry out typical, everyday cycling or pedestrian tasks. They can dress up and adopt various roles such as a nurse, doctor, fire officer or ambulance driver. The Road Safety Authority representatives are on hand to coordinate the activities with the help of teachers at the school. It is an action packed, fun filled day that enhances the student’s knowledge of the rules of the road.
What will your child/student learn?
- Road Safety
- Cycle Safety
- Travelling safely in a car/bus
How will your students learn these lessons?
Left, Step Right quiz
This will test the child’s knowledge on a range of common road safety issues, educating them as to the right way of doing things through fun and engaging exercises.
View from a Wheel
This will allow children to sit behind the wheel of a toy car, letting them see the traffic conditions from the perspective of a motorist and illustrating how it can be difficult to see pedestrians.
Using a series of filmed street scenes, we will ask children for feedback as to what constitutes safe and unsafe pedestrian behaviour.
The objective is to get pupils discussing issues of road safety, prompted by a series of short stories.
As part of the programme students will receive a personalised safety license as a reward for completing their road safety activities.
As mentioned above this is a typical street scene where students take on different roles such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. They learn from their own experiences and those of their classmates. The Streetscape is in the form of a giant mat (9 metres x 10 metres) with a number of props provided to simulate a real street and which is assembled in the school hall or community centre.
Book StreetSmart for your school
If you would like the StreetSmart for your school then you
should contact the Road Safety Authority by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (087) 7555846
There are several questions that we need to ask you about your location before we can process your request for StreetSmart.
Road Safety Interactive Unit (Shuttle)
The main aim of the Road Safety Interactive Unit (or ‘Shuttle’ as we call it) is to provide the general public and other target audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety. There is something for everyone on the Shuttle because road safety is for everyone.
What can you do on the Shuttle?
· practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
· enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience
· experience simulated virtual situations in our virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting, driver fatigue and the consequences of drink driving.
· practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
· See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer
· practice the driver theory test on board
· Test your fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone
· Take a road safety quiz in the activity zone
Who can take part?
Some of the key audiences:
· members of the community as a whole
· local businesses, including those in out of town locations such as business parks
· local road safety organisations
· learner drivers
· vulnerable road-user groups, including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists
· students – pre-school, primary and secondary and third level (Universities and ITs)
· medical communities
There are several questions that we need to ask you about your event and the event location before we can process your request for the units.
If you would like the Shuttle and Roll Over Unit to visit your location then you should email email@example.com for more information.