Students learn safety

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Cooloongup Primary School recently visited the Constable Care Road Safety School.
Camera IconCooloongup Primary School recently visited the Constable Care Road Safety School. Credit: Constable Care Child Safety Foundation.

Cooloongup Primary School students are now more familiar with the road rules after a visit to the Constable Care Road Safety School.

Located in Maylands, the Constable Care Safety School gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn about vital pedestrian, bicycle and public transport safety skills. The facility is equipped with a purpose-built classroom complex and a realistic layout of Perth’s streets.

The school’s visit was facilitated by the City of Rockingham.

Mayor Barry Sammels said it was important for students to learn about road safety at an early age.

“Road trauma is a significant issue that all motorists and passengers in Western Australia need to be aware of, so it’s vital that our youngest residents become familiar with the rules on our roads,” he said.

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“While they may not be sitting behind the wheel yet, it is important for young students to know how to safely cross a busy intersection, hail a bus, spot hazards as a passenger in the car and to understand the rules around cyclists.

“The Constable Care Safety School experience highlights all of these important points and links them directly to the WA primary school curriculum.”

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