Walk and Roll Safety Tips. Make eye contact with drivers. Make sure they see you! Be visible. Wear bright, reflective clothes and carry lights. Use safe routes. Know your route and stick to it. Walk and roll with friends or a trusted adult. Cross at intersections and use crosswalks when possible. Look left, right, left as you cross and watch for turning cars. Use sidewalks or pathways when possible. No sidewalk? Walk facing traffic (on left) and ride bicycles on the right. Learn and follow the rules of the road.

Safety Education

Safety education is an important part of the Education E.  We have created several resources to use for increasing safe walking and biking skills of the children at your schools. 

NHTSA Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum includes age-appropriate lessons for students in grades grades K-5. This user-friendly and adaptable curriculum incorporates both skill-building and knowledge-based learning and meets six Georgia physical education performance standards; four for Physical Education and two for Health Education.

View the short “How To” video on the NHTSA Child Pedestrian Safety Education curriculum. The video tells more about the curriculum and includes example pages of:

  • The five lessons;
  • How the curriculum is adapted for different age groups;
  • What resources are available for teachers; and
  • Take home materials for parents.


The Walk Across Town Booklet

The Walk Across Town booklet is a fun activity for students (best for 4th or 5th grades).

Are you ready for an adventure in math, science, “green” transportation, and physical activity? Through this activity booklet students will learn how to use a pedometer, how easy it is to walk to close locations, and how to calculate their carbon footprint. To easily print the document and assemble as a booklet, please select this PRINT version.


Bicycle Rodeo ToolKit

The Resource Center’s Bicycle Rodeo Toolkit provides a comprehensive approach to planning, conducting, and evalulating this fun and effective training event.  The toolkit is available for download at this link.


Willie Whistle Pedestrian Safety Video


Safety Education Toolkit

Includes additional pedestrian, bicycle and personal security resources such as tip sheets, activity sheets, webinars, videos, and other resources developed by the Georgia Department of Transportation, National Center for Safe Routes to School, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and other organizations.


Bicycle Safety Lesson Plans and Curriculum

Bicycle safety lesson plans and curriculum resources developed by organizations across the country.  Where a curriculum or set of lesson plans includes both bicycle and pedestrian elements, the bicycle safety elements are noted. 

Bicycling Hand Signals. Left turn - image of cyclist holding left arm straight out from body. Right turn - image of cyclist holding right arm straight out from body. Alternative right turn - image of cyclist holding left arm out bent at right angle with hand up. Stop - image of cyclist holding left arm out bent at right angle with hand down. Don't forget to wear a helmet! SafeRoutesGA.org
Volunteers teaching children about safe ways to bike to school. Child in foreground on a bicycle.
Bike Safety Helmet fitting for little boy.
Parent and child learn about bicycle safety and receive materials from a SRTS volunteer while they stand beside bicycles.

Request Education Presentation/Lessons

Request a Presentation/Education Event Form