Notes for Parents: Younger students will need some assistance going through some of the stats and creating graphs. As activity three involves a true story involving a 12 year old, you will need to decide if you think your child is emotionally ready to discuss and work on that activity.
If you or your son/daughter would like to photograph some of their work, I will create a page on our website to display it and if you are happy, show it on social media. If you would prefer not to use your full name that is of course fine.
The work should be chunked down and done in stages.
To help students understand the implications of road traffic accidents and why everyone’s behavior around traffic is important.
- What kind of ways do people get hurt on the road?
- To think of ways, we can keep ourselves safer
- What safety equipment is available to help us stay safe
- How road accidents affect people involved in them
List as many ways s/he can think of as to how people are injured when using our road network.
Rewrite the list in the order that you think people are injured, highest expected number at the top, lowest at the bottom. Consider using a spreadsheet for this as it tends to be easier to work from.
Now consider approximately how many people you think are hurt in each category you came up with in Jersey and then the UK and place the number you think it is against each category.
Now follow the links below that will help you to now fill in the actual numbers.
Create a graph to visually show what your expectations were as opposed to what they actually are. The graph can be done from your spreadsheet or manually with paper and colour coding if you prefer.
- Pick one of the categories from your list above that interests you.
- Go online and research ways in which these accidents are most likely to occur or list the reasons why this type of accident happens.
- Now list solutions you think would lead to a reduction in these accidents
- Is there any safety equipment we should use? Research online how should this be used to get maximum advantage from using it?
- If there is no safety equipment you could use to increase your safety what other precautions could you take?
Using the information you have researched, produce either a poster or leaflet that could be used in a road safety campaign, if you prefer produce some work that could be used on a web page to promote your chosen issue together with your solutions.
Email photos or attachments of your work to me if you would like to email@example.com My plan is to use some of the work sent to me to use in a road safety campaign if good enough. In any event, it would be great to highlight your work on our website and social media.
Several years ago, a boy aged 12 was riding his BMX bike along Bath Street, St Helier heading north. He was being followed by a small white van.
The boy, rather than riding along the road kept hopping onto the pavement and then without warning was hopping back onto the road. As he passed Millennium Park on his right, without looking or signalling, he began to turn right. Unfortunately, at the same time, the van tried to overtake him and collided into him. The boy was knocked off his bike and the front wheel of the van rolled over the boy.
Although the boy did survive the accident, he was left with partial brain damage and some physical injuries that will have lifelong effect on him.
Discuss the accident with your family and the likely outcomes for the boy and his family.
Imagine you are a journalist, write a newspaper report about the accident and what you believe the consequences will be for the boy and his family.