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Stage 3 NSW PDHPE syllabus outcomes

SLS3.13 Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range

of situations

and environments

DMS3.2 Makes informed decisions and accepts responsibility

for resulting


V4 Accepts responsibility for personal and community health

Road safety content

Pedestrian safety

- Rights and responsibilities of a pedestrian

– Safe practices near buses

Passenger safety

– Responsibility as a passenger

Safety on wheels

– Using bicycles, skateboards and Rollerblades


– Safety equipment

Pedestrian safety activities Safety on wheels activities Passenger safety activities
Safer people Bike parts

Are you a safe passenger?

Safer roads

Bike part functions coming soon

What's the risk?

Safety on wheels campaign

coming soon


Risk management

coming soon
bike activity 2 logo

Safer Roads

Before you begin, print the Safer Roads worksheet to be completed during the activity.

Part of the Safe Systems approach to road safety is building Safer Roads. Look at the following road scene, discuss what could be done to make this road safer for all road users, including pedestrians.

Press the buttons one at a time to reveal changes to the road.

Students suggest how each change to the road will help to make Safer Roads.

Safety on Wheels Campaign (click to print)

Part 1

As a class, look at some of the campaigns that Transport for NSW have created to target dangerous behaviours on the road e.g drink driving or using a mobile phone while driving. Discuss: Look at the different media used (i.e TV ads, brochures, posters) and discuss the effectiveness of each form of promotion.

Part 2

You have just been given a job as a Safety Officer

Your boss has asked you to create a campaign that promotes the safe use of skateboards, bikes, scooters and roller blades.

You should work in pairs or small groups and your campaign must involve the use of technology to produce one or more of the following:

Think about who your target audience is and how you will grab their attention. Consider what tools you might use to get your message across.

As part of your campaign, you will need to provide information to your target audience about laws and statistics as well as give safety advice. You should also include the Key Road Safety Messages in your campaign. The Centre for Road Safety is a good place to find additional information.

Download this Campaign Planner to help get you started.

Are you a Safe Passenger?

Before you begin, complete the 'Are you a safe passenger?' worksheet

As a class, read through the bus travel student code of conduct on the Transport for NSW website.

Using the points on this web page as a guide, brainstorm with the class to develop your own school code of conduct for travelling on buses and private transport to and from excursions and sporting carnivals.

Think about how you could use your code of conduct. You could;

What's the risk?

Rate the risk of different situations by clicking on each of the 3 categories. Write each scenario into the What's the risk? student worksheet and give each situation a risk rating from low to very high.

Pedestrian factors

An 8 year old walking alone in dark clothing

Pedestrian factors

A 12 year old walking and talking with her friends

Pedestrian factors

A 10 year old with earphones in, listening to music

Pedestrian factors

An adult holding his 5 year old daughter's hand

Environmental conditions

Wet weather during the night

Environmental conditions

Fine weather in the daytime

Environmental conditions

Sun in drivers' eyes

Environmental conditions

Many driveways to cross


Quiet neighbourhood street


A busy city street


The corner of a busy road


A gravel road without gutters or footpaths

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Devices like phones and music players can be a dangerous distraction when used near roads.

Try to answer the questions that appear on the phone while counting the number of cars that go passed.

How did you go?

Answering the phone or text-messaging while walking can take your attention away from the road.

Try again....except this time, you'll be listening to loud music. How many cars can you hear?

What is the capital city of Queensland?

What time would it be 15 minutes after 3:10pm?

What is the 12th letter of the alphabet?

How did you go?

Listening to music can stop you from hearing oncoming traffic. Never cross the road with your headphones on.

Now complete the Distractions worksheet.

Managing risk

Before you begin, print the sample Risk Management Plan

  1. On a whiteboard or SmartBoard, create two columns 1. ways to travel to school 2. Risks and hazards
  2. In the first column, brainstorm a list of ways students might travel to and from school.
  3. In the second column, ask students to suggest some of the risks or hazards that may arise when travelling to school that way.


Ask students to find out what a risk matrix is and how they are used. Have students use a risk matrix to review the 'Level of Risk' column in their Risk Management Plan.