Make sure Mom and Dad always have these items in the car:
• Jumper leads
• Spare tyre
• Tow rope
• Reflective vest
• First-aid kit
• Reflective triangle
• Fire extinguisher
• Multi-purpose lubricant (e.g. Q20)
Mind your manners!
Public Transport Tips
- Offer your seat to senior traveller, pregnant women, or anyone who has difficulty standing.
- Never run around on the bus or the train.
- Always throw your litter in the waste bins provided.
- Never put your feet up on the seat in front, or beside you.
- Avoid shouting or talking too loudly.
- Always wear your headphones if you’re listening to music.
- Unless it’s a trained guide dog, make sure your pet is kept in a travelling container while you’re using public transport.
Green means go! Red means no!
Pedestrian road safety tips
- Always walk on the pavement and face oncoming traffic.
- Obey all road signs and traffic lights.
- Use a pedestrian crossing if possible.
- Try to wear high visibility, reflective clothing.
- Never assume that a motorist can see you or that he is going to stop.
- Look both ways and make sure both lanes are clear before you cross the road.
Just got your motorcycle licence?
Always stay vigilant and keep these tips in mind when you’re on the road.
- Always wear a helmet that complies with DOT or ECE standards.
- Slowly and steadily apply both brakes simultaneously when you need to slow down.
- Keep an eye on the speed limit and adjust your speed accordingly
- Take time to become familiar with the limits of your motorcycle. Never exceed them!
- Keep a safe distance between yourself and other road users.
- Use your indicators to signal your intentions to other road users.
- Always use your headlights, wear bright, reflective clothing and avoid driving in motorists’ blind spots
Tips for long trips
If your driving long distances, remind your parents to:
- Stop and rest every 2 hours.
- Avoid driving at night.
- Drink lots of water.
- Keep an eye out for potholes on the backroads.
- Keep a good, up-to-date map in the car.
- Keep and eye on the fuel gauge.
- Take turns in driving.
Bicycle Inspection Checklist
- Is your seat parallel to the ground and adjusted to your body?
- Are your handlebars tightly adjusted to your body and the stem firmly down in the fork?
- Are you hand grips cemented on tightly and in good condition?
- Is your horn or bell in a functional condition?
- Are your headlights visible for 150 metres?
- Are your bearings and spindle well-lubricated?
- Are your coaster brakes well-oiled and in good condition?
- Are the link in your drive chain clean and well-lubricated?
- Are your tyres properly inflated?
- Do you have a rear reflector and is it in good repair?