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Safer People

Part of the Safe Systems approach to road safety is about making safe people by providing them with the knowledge and skills to make safe decisions.

Print the Safer people worksheet, then look closely at the following scene and write down what risks each person is taking, what the consequences might be and how each person could be safer. Click on each person and check the answers with what you wrote on your worksheet.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Not wearing a helmet Severe head injuries may occur as a result of a fall. People that receive brain injuries often find it difficult to do the things they enjoy. Always wear a helmet with the Australian Standards sticker on it.
Not wearing other protective equipment like elbow and knee pads. Elbow and knee pads can sometimes protect you from broken bones and skin grazes resulting from a fall. Wear elbow and knee pads.
Riding on a pedestrian footpath. Riding in places where there are pedestrians can be risky and could lead to a collision, injuring both the rider and pedestrian. Always find a safe place to ride away from the road and look out for pedestrians.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Not wearing a helmet Severe head injuries may occur as a result of a fall. People that receive brain injuries often find it difficult to do the things they enjoy. Always wear a helmet with the Australian Standards sticker on it.
Not wearing shoes. Not wearing shoes can increase the chances of your feet getting caught on the chain and pedals. Not wearing shoes also increases the chance of severe grazes and injuries to the feet. Always wear covered shoes with your laces tied. Don't wear thongs when riding your bike.
Riding the bike across the road Riding your bike across the road increases the risk of having a bad fall. Always get off your bike and walk it to the other side of the road. Cross the road at a crossing wherever possible.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Not using a crossing. Increased chance of being hit by a motor vehicle causing severe, life threatening injuries. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.