Thursday, 4 February 2016

Back to School Safely Competion - Stop Look Listen Think

Contact: Lisa Lear, Department of State Growth, Road Safety Advisory Council
p: 03 6266 3239   e:

Date: 18 February 2016 - 16 March 2016          RSVP: 16 March 2016
Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: Primary School Teachers

Back to school road safety

Three lucky Tasmanian primary school children will win an iPad as part of a competition to promote school road safety.

The Stop, Look, Listen, Think campaign encourages children to do just that before crossing the road when school returns and throughout the year.

Children are most vulnerable when crossing a road to get on or off the school bus, or in or out of a car.

It is preferable for the drop off and pick up point to be on the same side of the road as the school or bus stop. Children should be guided by school crossing patrol officers but otherwise stop, look, listen and think before crossing the road.

It isn't just pedestrians who should be careful. Drivers should take extra care around schools.

Drivers should adhere to the 40km/h limit speed in school zones or when school bus lights are flashing. If there is a lot of pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic, a safe speed may be below 40km/h.

For more information about how to win one of the three iPads – one for each for the North-West, North and South – go to