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Spot the dangers

For primary school levels:

  • P2
  • P3
  • P4

Roads are perilous places - Roadstars show you how to stay safe

It is vital that you pay close attention when near or on a road. If you get distracted, or act in a reckless way, it could prove extremely dangerous.

It is easy to take risks around roads without even realising it, so use the interactive tool below to learn about some common dangers to help stay safe on our roads.

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Sometimes people make mistakes crossing the road.

See if you can spot what’s wrong?

Here are some things you shouldn’t do on the road.

Run out without looking

Scoot across the road

Stand on the road

Stop on a zebra crossing

Can you spot them?

What’s wrong here?

What's wrong here?

What’s wrong here?

What’s wrong here?

These are the correct answers!

How many did you get right?

Run out without looking

Scoot across the road

Stand on the road

Stop on a zebra crossing

Notes for Educators

You can make this activity a discussion (teachers, use your smartboard) and ask:

  • If a ball goes out onto the road, why should you not just run out and grab it? What should you do?
  • What should you do with your scooter or bike if you’re crossing the road? (Get off and push them.)
  • Why should you not stand on the road to check if cars are coming? Where should you stand? (With your feet behind the kerb.) What would you do if you can’t see clearly from where you are? (Either find a place to cross where it is easier to see, or use the parked cars’ wheels as the line of the ‘kerb’ – see the How To Guides for this level.)
  • Why should you not stop when you’re on a Zebra crossing – or any type of crossing? What should you do instead?

Curriculum for Excellence associated Experiences and Outcomes

I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 1-17a

I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely. HWB 1-18a

I can show my understanding of what I listen to or watch by responding to and asking different kinds of questions. LIT 1-07a

When listening and talking with others for different purposes, I can exchange information, experiences, explanations, ideas and opinions, and clarify points by asking questions or by asking others to say more. LIT 1-09a

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