Road SMARTS 4 kids

Digital Road Safety Education For Kids

Road Safety is an important life skill. We all use our roads every day, whether walking, cycling or in a vehicle.  Kids are never too young to start preparing to be safe and aware road users.

Welcome to our RoadSMARTS4Kids library of free digital road safety learning resources for parents and teachers, geared towards teaching elementary age kids to be road smart and aware.  You will find interactive, educational and fun downloadable lesson plans, activities, e-learning courses and videos, all age appropriate and free and delivering on elementary curriculum requirements.   

RoadSMARTS 4 kids

For Parents, Families and Kids

Encourage your children to be safe pedestrians and cyclists with hands-on activities you can do around the house and while out walking and cycling as a family.

Enroll your child in our free RoadSmarts E-cademy  virtual cycling and pedestrian safety courses for fun rainy-day games and activities!

RoadSMARTS 4 kids

For Teachers 

Prepare your elementary students to be safe road users with downloadable road safety lesson plans, activities, videos and online courses. Easily enroll your students in our free RoadSmarts E-cademy virtual cycling and pedestrian safety courses.

Explore our Educational Road Safety Programs

WalkSafe Program

JK – Grade 6

Concepts taught in our WalkSAFE programs include walking safely near traffic, intersections & crosswalk, how to read traffic and pedestrian lights, the 5 steps to crossing the street, visual barriers, how clothing helps us see and be seen, making eye contact with other road users, right of way/wait your turn, except the unexpected, the dangers of distraction and stopping distances for vehicles.

CycleSafe Program

Grade 1 – Grade 6

CycleSAFE prepares students and kids with skills and awareness needed to safely share our roads with other road users.  Less about how to ride a bike, it focuses on how to stay safe while sharing the road riding your bike.  Concepts taught include hand signals, communicating with other road users, safe gear (i.e., helmet fitting), interpreting road signs and traffic lights, shoulder checks, hazards scanning, how to fall safely, cycling on different terrains, right of way, lane vs edge riding and the dangers of selective attention and target fixation. 

WalkSafe Program

Grade 3 – Grade 6

The WalkALONE program is designed to help parents and educator determine if a child is ready to start walking some places on their own. It prepares them to do so safely by covering concepts such as readiness, judgement & decision making, road safety rules, people smarts, safe zones, emergency preparedness, and safe route planning. Students follow along in a workbook throughout the program and once complete, their workbook serves as a guide with checklist for reference any time they want to try walking somewhere new. Students will earn and download their personalized WalkAlone license.

WalkSafe Program

Grade 1 – Grade 3

The BESTFIT Booster program provides an overview of the two types of booster seats, who uses them and why.  Safety concepts such as how booster seats prevent injuries, how to wear your seatbelt properly, and how you know you are the right height to move from a booster seat into sitting in a regular seat with a seatbelt are reinforced.  Finally, students will participate in a measuring activity to see if their height is in the recommended range for using a booster seat. 

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