Being road smart doesn’t necessarily come naturally. You need to teach your children how to be safe pedestrians and how to be safe passengers whether travelling in a car, bus or train. It’s not just about telling them what to do – children learn from what adults do, so you need to model safe behaviour. This section explains the key things you need to teach your children about staying safe when crossing the road, walking, biking, taking the bus and even playing around home.
Useful tips for road safety for children. The link is off the NZTA website.