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Hampton Park Primary School

  • Welcome to Hampton Park Primary
    An Independent Public School

  • Welcome to Hampton Park Primary
    An Independent Public School

  • Welcome to Hampton Park Primary
    An Independent Public School

  • Welcome to Hampton Park Primary
    An Independent Public School

Events

Sep 7

Book Week

07/09 9:00am - 07/09 3:00pm

Sep 9

Assembly - C3 & C4

09/09 9:00am - 09/09 9:30am

Sep 11

Book Week Parade

11/09 9:00am - 11/09 10:00am

Sep 16

CBA Start Smart Workshops - Selected Classes

16/09 9:00am - 16/09 3:00pm

All events

Road Safety Commision - Children as Pedestrians Safety Information

Children as Pedestrians

Children’s vulnerability as road users is centred around their cognitive and perceptual abilities which are not fully developed until young adulthood.

 

Children are at risk on the roads because they:

  • are small and can’t see over parked cars
  • can’t be seen easily by drivers
  • are energetic and have trouble stopping at corners
  • have difficulty telling where sounds are coming from and may expect traffic to come from the wrong direction. This is true until the age of 11 or 12
  • have trouble judging the speed of cars reliably
  • tend to focus on what is in front of them
  • may behave differently when they are out with other children, forgetting about traffic
  • may freeze if they find themselves in the path of a car, rather than jump out of the way
  • require specially fitted restraints which must be altered as they grow.

Children are passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and users of small wheeled vehicles like skateboards. Their road safety skills change over time, and they face different dangers at different points in their development.

Most crashes involving child pedestrians and vehicles are the result of errors made by the children. Children under 10 do not have the necessary cognitive and perceptual skills to negotiate roads without adult supervision.

Extract from Road Safety Commission \ Road Safety Topics \ Children

http://rsc.wa.gov.au/Topics/Children