Walking with the class.

This class is out for a walk with their teacher. When lots of people are out on a walk, everyone must take extra care. Do you think everyone is keeping up? This class is lucky: they are walking on foot and bicycle paths. Here, they can walk beside each other.

Does it look like this when your class goes for a walk?

What are the class rules when you all go for a walk?

Rules for pedestrians.

Stay together

There’s a lot to think about when walking near roads. When many of you are out and about, it’s quite likely there is some banter and messing around. That’s exactly when it’s important to think about the most important traffic rule. Do you remember it?

You must show consideration, pay attention and be careful near traffic.

When walking on a road without a footpath

Walk on the left hand side of the road if there isn’t a foot or cycle path. That way, it’s easier to see any cars coming towards you.

Walk calmly and stay alert.

When crossing a road without a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights.

Choose a place where you can see clearly both to the left and to the right. Here, you can check whether any cars or bicycles are coming.

It is dangerous to cross between parked cars, near a corner or anywhere where you can’t see clearly.

Always walk directly across the road, not at an angle, so you quickly get to the other side.

When crossing the road.

Use pedestrian crossings, traffic lights, pedestrian bridges or underpasses wherever possible.

Always choose the safest route, even if it takes a little bit longer.

When crossing a road with a pedestrian crossing

Stop walking completely. Look to both sides to check for cars or other vehicles.

Wait until you are absolutely sure that any oncoming vehicles have stopped before crossing the road.

Always walk directly across the road, not at an angle, so you quickly get to the other side.

When crossing a road with traffic lights

Stop walking completely. Look to both sides to check for cars or other vehicles.

Even if you see a green light, make completely sure that the vehicles have stopped before crossing.

In some crossings, pedestrians and cars might both have a green light. Some cars might be turning into a road. They might have to cross the footpath. If this is the case, always check that the driver has seen you before crossing the road.

Traffic words

Pavement / sidewalk

Foot and cycle path

Pedestrian crossing

Do outside

Go out near a road and collect some statistics.

Did all pedestrians stop and check around themselves before crossing the road?

How many used the pedestian crossing?

How many crossed the road elsewhere?

Did all the cars stop when a pedestrian was about to cross the road?

Do inside

Can you remember your left and right? It is important to know this when you are around roads. Maybe you can make a memory aid so you are completely sure.

Do you remember?

What must you remember when you are about to cross a road?

On which side of the road should you walk if there is no footpath?

What are the rules when your class is out for a walk?