Students learn road safety through RAA program

Students across the West Coast were taught road safety techniques as part of the RAA's 'Street Smart Primary' program this week.

RAA's Christina Swain visited six schools to educate students from reception to year 7 about pedestrian, passenger and cycling and skateboard activity.

She visited Crossways Lutheran School, Streaky Bay Area School, Karcultaby Area School, Miltaburra Area School, Penong Primary School and Ceduna Area School as part of the West Coast visit.

Ms Swain said the sessions would help the children to be safe when interacting with roads.

"It has been a worthwhile trip across to the region," she said.

"I hope it can establish good habits the children can take with them on their travels and as they get older.

"It was a great week and I am sure the students involved have benefitted."

Students in reception to year 2 were involved in practicing to cross the road safely, while students in years 3 to 5 looked at ways to keep themselves safe as a pedestrian and when using vehicles such as a bicycle or skateboard.

Year 6 and 7 students focused on learning to make safe choices on and around roads, as well as using a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) approach to improving school crossings.

Ms Swain said RAA understood the importance of engaging with students from across the state.

"We work with students from across South Australia and we think it is important to work with regional students to talk about road safety," she said.