Busselton students learn safety through story

Busselton pre-primary students have been given a lesson in the importance of becoming safe road users.

That’s the sound the street makes, a road safety book written by Danny Katz, has been supplied to every pre-primary class in WA.

The book follows the story of Ella on her journey to school with her Dad, as she reminds him how to be a responsible and safe pedestrian.

An augmented reality app, which teaches four to 11 year olds about road safety, will also be rolled out to schools in regional WA.

The $107,000 worth of initiatives aimed at teaching children key road safety messages is being funded from the State Government’s Road Trauma Trust Account.

WA police and road safety minister Michelle Roberts said it was a timely reminder with the school year recently beginning.

“The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for students and their families, but it can also be a vulnerable time for young children around roads and vehicles,” she said. 

“Some students may be walking or riding to school for the first time and I urge all parents to discuss road safety with their child and for all drivers to heed the 40 kilometre per hour speed limit.”