Aspley Special School Empowers Students with Road Safety Awareness on National Road Safety Week

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​​Aspley Special School has taken proactive steps to ensure road safety for its students. In line with National Road Safety Week, the school organised a special event aimed at teaching students about road safety in a fun and practical manner.



Held on Friday, 20 May 2022, the event was joined by officers from the bike squad, the Highway Patrol, and the Transport and Main Roads team.

Sergeant Jodie Murray took the initiative to arrange a morning of engaging activities that would help students understand the importance of road safety. Sergeant Jodie and her colleagues aimed to raise awareness about road safety issues and promote a safer environment for all road users.

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The day started off on a positive note, as the sun shone brightly. The school’s newly refurbished bike track area, known as The Chesway, provided the perfect setting for the event. Equipped with bicycles and safety gear, the students eagerly gathered to participate in the practical learning activities.

The students learned about wearing appropriate safety gear, understanding traffic signs and signals, and practising good road manners. The officers and transport professionals demonstrated proper techniques for crossing roads, navigating intersections, and maintaining a safe distance from vehicles.

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One special guest, Charlie the Dog, also made an appearance at Aspley Special School. Charlie, known for his friendly demeanour, made sure to provide cuddles and pats to everyone, further fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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National Road Safety Week served as a catalyst for highlighting the impact of road trauma and discussing effective strategies to reduce accidents. The event emphasized the fundamental principle of “safety first.” 

Published 26-May-2023