Walking has proven to be mentally and physically beneficial for children and adults alike; however, according to the City of Ottawa, in 2018 alone, pedestrian injuries accounted for more than 350 road injuries and fatalities. In 2019, the Ottawa Police Services reported nine pedestrian fatalities involving a motor vehicle.
Fatalities and injuries to walkers and joggers occur because of a variety of factors, including:
- Motorists failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Pedestrian error
Book a Pedestrian Safety Presentation
As safety educators, we use our passion to deliver engaging messages that reflect the changing challenges that face our community’s youth in their daily activities.
Road safety principles are most effective when learned at a young age. We need to educate our children on how to keep themselves safe. Our Pedestrian Safety presentations give children the tools, knowledge, and skills to prevent injury.
Presentations are age-appropriate and equip children with the tools to keep themselves safe while walking, biking, skateboarding or scootering to school. We provide the tools to encourage healthy, active and SAFE living. They are available in both French and English and are interactive, use flash-cards, PowerPoint, props, games, songs and a working model of a traffic light!
(25 – 30 minutes)
The objective of this lesson is to teach students that they should always walk with an adult or older person/sibling, why they need to practice safety when walking, the difference between a walker and traffic, how to cross the street safely, and what the traffic/pedestrian lights mean.
Grades 1–4 Presentation
(25 – 30 minutes)
The objective of this lesson is to teach students how to walk safely near traffic, where to cross the street, how to do so safely, how to read traffic/pedestrian lights and cross traffic circles/roundabouts.
Grade 5 & 6 Presentation
(2 x 60 minutes)
Students participate in dynamic workshops that include data collection such as pedestrian and motorist behaviours, traffic signals, dangerous driving behaviours and will also utilize a speed detector to calculate speed.
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