The Road Ahead : October November 2007
FEATURES RACQ has a new road safety crusader, ready to educate Queensland's primar y school children as par t of the Club's new Streets Ahead program. Crunch, the RACQ crash test pedestrians, passengers and cyclists, but would also ser ve them well when they became drivers themselves. "By learning about road safety in their primar y school years, students can develop appropriate attitudes, skills and areness which will help them become safer drivers later in ," Mr Foster said. The program aims to be as interactive as possible, while ivering age-appropriate road safety messages focusing on destrian, passenger and bicycle safety. Crunch is a fun character that kids can relate to, this ps create an enjoyable and non-threatening learning vironment." The program offers four levels reflecting the changing needs students. Level one, for prep and year one students, focuses on destrian and passenger safety, using the specifically signed RACQ 'road mat' to help students learn how to cross sy roads in the safety and comfor t of their own classrooms. Level two, for years two and three, moves onto role playing establish correct behaviours, while focusing on pedestrian d bicycle safety issues. Level three, for students in years four and five, enables dents to get bike-wise, with Crunch taking them through all elements needed to be safe cyclists. Level four, for years six and seven, uses a game show- le presentation to give students a chance to revise their owledge of all facets of road safety through questions and periments. The road safety education team is taking bookings from hools in south-east Queensland now and will be planning rs of other areas of the state in the near future. Presentations are free of charge and include a teacher pack h classroom activities to reinforce the lessons learned the presentation, as well as a parents' brochure to help rents continue these impor tant messages at home. The RACQ road safety education team is also available to ke presentations to secondar y schools and community ups. For older drivers, the RACQ presents the Years Ahead gram. Years Ahead has been updated for 2007 and offers a ge of presentations focusing on drivers aged 60 years and er. Topics include road rules revision, safe driving, medical or ting, travelling and mobility scooters. For more information on Streets Ahead and other RACQ road fety education ser vices, call 3872 8925 or visit q.com. STORY BELINDA PETERS ACQ h d f t d d t d t in road safety, which would not only keep them safe as dt i d l i tb t l d l Crunch time for road safety dummy, is the creation of RACQ's road safety education team, which has been set up to deliver road safety education relevant to all Queensland road users. RACQ road safety education manager David Foster said the aim of Streets Ahead was to give d children a good grounding awa life " del ped " hel envT ofs L ped des bus L toe and L stu theL styl kno expT sch touP with int parT ma groF proY ran ove repF saf rac Photo Jim McEwan 18 OCT/NOV 07 RACQ road safety education officer Susan Lloyd appears as 'Crunch' at presentations.
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