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ROAD OWLS

YEAR 7 PDHPE ROAD SAFETY
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Terry SImpson

on 9 October 2015

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(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
(cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
Road Owls
Dangers include car passengers, motor cyclists, pedal cyclists and pedestrians.
Falls are from ladders, off beds, trampolines, selfies and playground equipment.
Asthma is one of the most common forms of medical treatment. Followed by infectious diseases such as whooping cough and flu.
Suicide and self harm are very prevalent in hospital admissions for teenagers.

Objectives

Know where the dangers are coming from
Come up with prevention strategies
How does behaviour change safety
Identify risks in your life as a road user
Keep safe
What do you know?
Exercise
Reducing the cycle risks
WHAT THE LAW SAYS
All riders and passengers on
bicycles
must wear an Australian and New Zealand approved helmet that is fitted and fastened on their
head
.
Make sure the helmet fits correctly and replace it if
damaged
, cracked or if the straps are frayed or worn.
Cyclists 12 years and over must not ride on the footpath unless it signposted as a shared footpath. When riding on the
footpath
they must keep to the left like the traffic does. Bicycles must be fitted with a working
brake
and a bell and if riding at night they must have a front white light and a rear red light and a rear
red
reflector.
Scooters,
skateboards
and rollerblades may be ridden on footpaths unless signs prohibit them. Riders must keep
left
and give way to other pedestrians. Scooters, skateboards and rollerblades can only be used during
daylight
hours. The rider should also wear a
helmet
and protective gear.
Maintain your bike
PASSENGER SAFETY
Government
Air bags
ABS
Crumple zones
Cruise control
CAR COMPANIES
ROAD BUILDERS
Banora Point High School
1. Brainstorm all the ways you can get to school

2.Fill in the table about the advantages and disadvantages of 4 ways to get to school.
What can you do?
You need to be aware of the dangers that are facing as a teenager

Fights in the playground, physical or sexual assault from others
Alcohol, drug, exposure to chemicals
Fill in the quiz on page 6
WHAT DO THESE ROAD SIGNS MEAN?
WAYS WE USE THE ROAD
a. Passenger in a vehicle
b. Cyclist
c. Pedestrian
d. Skateboarder
e. Scooter
DEATHS OF 13-24 YEAR OLDS
What is intentional self harm?
Suicide
What is an example of accidental poisoning?
Taking the wrong medication
Drinking petrol in coke bottle under sink
How can you die from assault?
One punch can kill
Explain neoplasms?
All types of cancer from lung, skin, bowel, breast, stomach.
Why are men more at risk of traffic accidents?
They take more risks like speeding, drink driving and not wearing seatbelts
1. 1,234 or 3.3 people per day
2. It has dropped by 250 people
3. Drivers with 610 death
4. Airbags, ABS, alcohol bans
5. As a passenger
6. No improvement in safety equipment
ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL
WALKING
ADVANTAGES
Get fit
Talk to friends
Go when you are ready
Don't need to catch bus
Can stop at friends house
DISADVANTAGES
When it rains
Tired after school
Too far to walk
Have to get up early
Get bullied on way to school
Wear protective equipment
Use bike paths
Be seen
Take educated risks
Use hand signals
Bike paths eliminates any contact with cars, but you still need to stay left and use your bell.
High visibility clothing, lights front and back, reflectors
To improve skills we need to challenge our ability by trying new skills within our capability.
This is to let cars know and other cyclists
Helmet, covered shoes, long pants, gloves
Seat post is firm
Frame is not cracked
Head stem tight
Grips not ripped
Pedals not cracked/broken
Chain tight, clean, no rust
Rims - no buckles
Brakes - can see the grooves
Hubs - tight
Spokes - tight, not broken
Tyre - no cuts, no bald spots
Jay? Tane? Kye?
Wearing seatbelts
Speed limits
Alcohol laws
L and P plate restrictions

Interactive signs
Double lane highways
Traffic lights
Roundabouts
Don't distract others
Wear your seatbelt
Don't encourage the driver to be unsafe
Don't overcrowd the car

This isn't in your book!
But you need to know where you are most likely to be injured.
On the back page write down 12 dangers
Being a safe pedestrian
Use pedestrian crossings
Wait until the car has stopped
Stay to the left
Avoid emerging between parked cars
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