New road safety book for WA pre-primary kids launched in Mt Lawley

Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman at St Paul’s Primary.
Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman at St Paul’s Primary.

A NEW road safety book, that will be given to every pre-primary class in WA, was launched at St Paul’s Primary today.

Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman unveiled the new book That’s The Sound The Street Makes, by author Danny Katz, which will teach road safety for youngsters.

The book is part of $107,000 worth of initiatives aimed at teaching children key road safety messages and follows the story of Ella on her journey to school with her sniffling Dad, as she reminds him how to be a responsible and safe pedestrian.

An app which teaches four to 11-year-olds about road safety will also be rolled out to regional schools.

Mr Millman urged motorists to slow down now that Term 1 has started.

“Speeding on our local roads is always dangerous, but especially so when it involves small children walking to school for the first time,” he said.

“Some motorists treat our community like their own personal race track, so this is a reminder to kids to be careful near busy roads and a warning to drivers to slow down.”

Ms Roberts said police would be out in force around schools to ensure drivers stick to the 40kmh school zone limit.

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