For the past 26 years, Jo has cared for children (including her own) as a Family Day Care Educator, as a Police Officer, volunteered as a Red Cross Officer and State Emergency Service (SES) member. During this time, Jo witnessed too many PREVENTABLE pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Through songs, stories, puppet shows and demonstrations, Jo hoped her message of Road Safety & Awareness was spreading.
But whose JOB is it to teach Road Safety & Traffic Awareness to children anyway? Parents? Teachers? The Community?
So Jo 'stepped up' and created a product that supports parents, guardians and educators who want to teach children the early habit of waiting CLOSE to their car when near other vehicles, and to constantly consider their OWN actions...
Nearly 1.3 million people die every year on the world's roads, and up to 50 million are injured. This Road Safety Tag is the global symbol of the movement to improve safety on the roads. It has been adopted as the official symbol for the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which aims to reduce road deaths and injuries across the world.
A Global Plan for the Decade has been prepared based on 5 'pillars' (categories):
Find out more here: http://www.roadsafetyfund.org/
Parents, guardians and educators can follow Our Blog for tips and ideas on how to continue teaching their children Road Safety in a fun and interesting way.
Here are 7 ideas I created for teaching ‘Childhood Road Safety & Traffic Awareness’: