News

  • The Kids and Traffic team are looking forward to a long weekend! Friday September 29th, 2017 Let’s all keep safe!  
  • Look who’s reading one of our latest books! Thursday July 13th, 2017 Click here if you would like a copy too!      
  • Check out our brand new resources! Tuesday April 11th, 2017 We have two new Kids and Traffic resources,  ‘Let’s go walking with Ruski’ and ‘Lets go on a holiday with Granny’. Ruski, the fluffy golden ‘Groodle’, loves afternoons at the park. ...
  • Did you see this news clip recently? Saturday April 08th, 2017             To be sure you keep all the children in your life as safe as possible, talk with an Authorised Restraint Fitter. To find one close to you who is keeping up ...
  • Let’s start school safely in 2017 Thursday February 02nd, 2017 With many young children starting or returning to school this week it’s important to make sure everyone’s travelling safely whether they’re walking, travelling by car or catching the bus. Transport for ...
  • It’s a boy! Sunday January 29th, 2017 Congratulations to Kids and Traffic Consultant Laura Stone and her family on the safe arrival of Andrei Maxwell. Needless to say Andrei has been travelling safely right from the start.      
  • Great news!!! Friday December 09th, 2016 Our application for endorsement as a provider of Quality Teaching Council Registered Professional Development was successful! Three of our workshops are now QTC Registered Professional Development courses for teachers accredited a ...
  • Gazette and resources! Monday December 05th, 2016 Our 2016-2017 Gazette and resources have been sent to children’s services across NSW. This issue of our Gazette focuses on Technology as a Tool in Early Childhood Road Safety Education. ...
  • Be Bus Aware Friday November 04th, 2016 Bus Safety Week, November 6-12, aims to highlight the importance of bus-related safety issues for all road users. It’s part of Transport for NSW’s ‘Be Bus Aware’ campaign which  reinforces road rules relating to ...
  • Buckle up and be safe Friday October 28th, 2016 Check out Transport for NSW’s passenger safety campaign video supported by The Wiggles. There’s a catchy, new song to help turn correct child car seat use into a fun habit ...
  • October 30 is Grandparents Day! Thursday October 20th, 2016 Did you know that 95% of children under the age of 13 have face-to-face contact with a grandparent.1  Celebrate grandparents and other elders in the lives of children at your ...
  • Helmets save lives! Thursday September 29th, 2016 Ignore popularised ‘junk science’… bicycle helmets do save lives! The largest review yet of bike helmet use by 64,000 injured cyclists worldwide has found helmets reduce the chances of a serious ...
  • National Literacy and Numeracy Week Monday August 29th, 2016 August 29 to September 4 is National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2016 , aimed at raising awareness of the importance of literacy and numeracy for children. Our Kids and Traffic workshops explore ...
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2016 Wednesday August 03rd, 2016 Let’s celebrate! August 4th 2016 is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. This year’s theme is My Country, Our Country, We All Belong. For more information check out the Aboriginal ...
  • Safety Town now live! Friday July 22nd, 2016 The Kids and Traffic team were delighted to attend the Safety Town website official launch at Mascot Public School. Many of our Kids and Traffic ideas and hours of hard work ...
  • NAIDOC week celebrations have started! Monday July 04th, 2016 While you’re out and about celebrating in your community it’s a great opportunity to involve everyone in Talking Traffic with Kids.                                  
  • Towards Zero Tuesday June 14th, 2016 Other people make mistakes too … to keep kids safe always be ready for the unexpected!  
  • Don’t be a sleepy driver! Friday April 29th, 2016 Driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll in NSW. See how research conducted in the UK found fatigue can cause poor judgement of situations, hazard ...
  • Go slow this long weekend. Spread the word! Friday April 22nd, 2016 120 people have died on our roads in just 110 days this year. That’s 120 mums, dads, grandparents, children, best friends and work colleagues who didn’t make it home. ‪#‎GoSlow‬ ...
  • Even with hands free it only takes a second … Tuesday April 05th, 2016 It’s never safe to make a phone call while you drive. Some things are just too precious to ever put at risk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFB7CbYtKA            
  • Let’s keep everyone safe this Easter long weekend! Thursday March 24th, 2016 Watch out for kids and families on the move! Remember to always expect the unexpected with young children.                    
  • Go Together Wednesday March 02nd, 2016 From 1 March 2016, drivers need to give bicycle riders at least 1 metre of space when passing. Check out Transport for NSW’s video to find out how the new rules affect you and how ...
  • Kids and Traffic Annual Gazette Sunday February 21st, 2016 Has your copy arrived yet?   A copy of our 2015/16 Gazette has been mailed to children’s services across NSW. In this issue we focus on our Safe Journeys Safe Communities project and the ...
  • Road Rules Awareness week – February 22-28 Wednesday February 17th, 2016 How well do you know the road rules? Share the ‘Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW’ link with families to help them check their knowledge of existing road rules and learn about ...
  • 2016 calendared workshops beginning soon! Thursday February 11th, 2016 Our calendared children’s services workshops begin next week!   Our first three workshops are: Tuesday 16th February, Starting School Safely 1 in Minto. Wednesday 17th February, Music around Road Safety in Dural. Thursday 18th February, Starting School ...
  • Look out for your 2016 Workshop Calendar! Thursday February 04th, 2016 Our calendars are currently being distributed to all children’s services in the greater metropolitan area. Book in to a workshop using our new online booking system. Contact us for details ...
  • Go Together Tuesday January 19th, 2016 Each year, on average, 11 bicycle riders are killed and 1500 seriously injured in NSW. Do you know the new rules being introduced on our roads to help drivers, bicycle riders ...
  • Be bus aware! Spread the word! Tuesday November 03rd, 2015 Buses can’t stop quickly!  One careless action can affect a bus load of people! Check out Transport for NSW’s Be Bus Aware campaign.                      
  • It’s time: Pedestrian countdown timer program Thursday September 24th, 2015 Did you know pedestrian countdown timers are being installed across NSW at 29 intersections to improve pedestrian safety? These timers will encourage pedestrians to cross within the allotted times to reduce ...
  • Mobile Meet 2015 Friday September 11th, 2015 Two of our consultants, Caroline and Amanda, attended the Mobile Children’s Services Association of NSW’s annual  Mobile  Meet  held in Penrith recently. They enjoyed sharing road safety information, learning and teaching ...
  • Choosing the safest used car Monday September 07th, 2015 Your choice of car can make the difference between you surviving, being seriously injured or being killed if you are in a crash. Take a look at the most recent ...
  • Have you seen the ‘Five Little Girrawaa’? Wednesday August 05th, 2015 Take a look at our latest video story ‘Five Little Girrawaa’.  This  Kids and Traffic video story was developed in collaboration with Gilgandra Preschool. Why not share it with the ...
  • Country Trips Friday June 05th, 2015 During May our team visited Moree, Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Gilgandra, Coonamble, Coonabarabran and surrounding communities. Thanks to everyone who came along to our workshops and welcomed our visits to their ...
  • ‘Get your hand off it: There is no excuse’ Tuesday May 12th, 2015 The Centre for Road Safety has launched three new videos with help from the Sydney Swans. The ‘Get your hand off it’ videos are cheeky but carry a serious ...
  • UN Global Road Safety Week Tuesday May 05th, 2015 Read the Child Declaration for Road Safety to see what children around the world want so they can all travel in safety. Experts agreed with them: safe walking and cycling routes ...
  • Kids and Traffic are out and about in country NSW! Tuesday April 28th, 2015 We’re just back from Dubbo, we’re currently visiting Albury and Corowa and we’ll soon be in Moree, Walgett and Lightening Ridge then Gilgandra, Coonamble and Coonabarabran. We’ll keep you posted ...
  • Workshops postponed tonight due to bad weather! Tuesday April 21st, 2015 All Kids and Traffic professional development workshops that were scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to the bad weather in Sydney and surrounding areas. For new dates of these ...
  • Umina Child Care Centre FREE Child Restraint Checking day! Thursday April 09th, 2015 Check out the FREE Child Restraint Checking day for families at Umina Child Care Centre on Tuesday 28th April.                      
  • Travelling to a new destination these holidays? Keep everyone safe! Wednesday April 01st, 2015 Talk with your children about any changes in this new road and traffic environment. To keep them safe, hold their hands when you’re out and about. And ...
  • Arrive safely. Avoid distractions while you drive! Wednesday April 01st, 2015 Always keep your eyes on the road. It’s easy to be distracted by children and technology. Taking your eyes off the road for more than 2 seconds significantly increases ...
  • NSW Seniors week- the perfect time to share road safety information with grandparents! Friday March 13th, 2015 Ideas to share with special seniors in young children’s lives… Print copies or email our info sheet ‘Grandparents & grandchildren, out and about together safely…‘, and encourage families to actively share ...
  • Help keep adult cyclists safe too – “A Metre Matters” Thursday March 05th, 2015 Watch the two minute safe cycling video, ‘It’s a two-way street’, produced by the Centre for Road Safety in partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation.
  • Brush up your road rules! Tuesday February 24th, 2015 Challenge yourself! Check out the Centre for Road Safety videos for the ‘Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW’.
  • Your 2015 workshop calendar should have arrived! Thursday February 05th, 2015 Our calendars have been distributed to all children’s services in the greater metropolitan area. If it hasn’t arrived, please contact us.  
  • Workshops for children’s services in Sydney, Blue Mountains, Newcastle and Wollongong Wednesday January 21st, 2015 Watch out for our 2015 workshop calendar – arriving soon!  Or check them out on our website and book online.
  • Country trips Wednesday January 21st, 2015 In 2015, we’ll be visiting lots of children’s services in country areas and surrounds, including Shoalhaven/Kiama; Wagga Wagga/Holbrook; Young/Temora/Cootamundra/Junee/Coolamon/Harden; Orange/Bathurst/Cabonne/Oberon; Port Stephens; Walgett/Moree;Coonabarabran/Coonamble/Gilgandra; Cobar/Warren/Bogan; Deniliquin/Berrigan/Narrandera/Murray/Leeton/Jerilderee/Murrumbidgee; Albury/Hume/Corowa/Urana/Lockhart/Culcairn.
  • Don’t rush! It’s holiday time … Thursday December 11th, 2014 Watch out. Kids about! Check out Transport for NSW’s video, Speeding. How sorry will you be?
  • Book in to a Kids and Traffic workshop … Thursday December 11th, 2014 Check out our online workshop calendar for dates and locations in 2015. Book in via our website from January 1!
  • Kids and Traffic to visit Casino, Kyogle, Tenterfield and surrounds… Thursday October 30th, 2014 We will be out and about around Casino, Kyogle, Bonaldo and Tabulam from the 4th November until the 6th November. We will be visiting services in the area and running ...
  • It only takes a second… Wednesday October 29th, 2014 Watch Transport for NSW’s new driveway safety video with Scott Cam, They’re counting on you, to find out how to reduce driveway danger and keep kids safe from low speed ...
  • Let’s celebrate grandparents! Tuesday October 14th, 2014 Next Sunday is Grandparents Day but how do you involve these special family members in the everyday program at your service?  Please contact the Kids and Traffic team and let ...
  • Helping learner drivers … Tuesday October 14th, 2014 Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has a new website called ‘Geared’ to help learner drivers find a Safer Drivers’ Course to form safe driving behaviours.  ‘Geared’ also offers learner drivers advice on ...
  • It’s September – School holiday time again! Wednesday September 17th, 2014 Watch out for kids and families on the move! Always expect the unexpected with young children.
  • NEW free passenger safety resources Thursday August 07th, 2014 ‘Counting on you’ posters are now available.  Email kidsandtraffic@mq.edu.au with your service name for an order form!           
  • Check out your local crash data Thursday July 17th, 2014 The Centre for Road Safety now has interactive crash statistics from 2008 to 2012. They include casualties, crash type, weather, gender, region and local government area.
  • Child Car Seats – Make the safest choice Wednesday June 18th, 2014 Two in three child car seats are not being used properly.  Young children are ‘Counting On You’ to keep them as safe as possible. So check out the new official ...
  • Enjoying the Kids and Traffic Gazette and resource? Tuesday April 15th, 2014 The 2014 Kids and Traffic Gazette and passenger safety resource should have already arrived at your children’s service. We really hope you and the children are enjoying the seatbelt resource ...
  • New road safety songs! Wednesday March 19th, 2014 The Kids and Traffic team contributed to three road safety songs on a NEW ABC album, “Let’s Go Play: Happy, Healthy Kids”.  Listen to “Crossing the road“, “Click-clack” and “Helmet on my ...
  • 2014 update Saturday February 08th, 2014 In 2014, the Kids and Traffic team will be busy heading out to visit educators in several areas and surrounds in NSW including Bateman’s Bay, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Southern Highlands, Cowra, ...
  • 2014 Gazette Wednesday January 15th, 2014 Our 2014 Kids and Traffic Gazette will be coming soon to your NSW early childhood service. It’s an exciting issue where educators from the bush to the city share their ...