This is part 9 in a series of Safe Routes for Kids Curriculum blog posts.
Lesson 9 – Hazards
Timing: 15 minutes in class, 40 – 45 minutes on bikes
Before class: Set up drill on low-traffic street.
- Review Lesson 8.
- Discuss road hazards and how to avoid them with the “road hazards” overhead.
- Avoid a hazard by looking over your shoulder for traffic, signaling left and moving to position 2 (“shoulder check, signal left, move to position 2!”).
*On street protocol means there is an adult stationed at each intersection where the group does not have the right of way, helping students make safe choices (not stopping traffic).
This is a brief overview of one lesson in the Safe Routes for Kids Curriculum as taught by BTA educators at schools in Portland Public, David Douglas, and Parkrose School Districts.
This curriculum is also used to teach 4th-7th graders across the state by partners in Eugene, Ashland, Albany, Corvallis, Klamath Falls and Bend!