Roundabout Safety

A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection where traffic moves counter clockwise around a centre island. Roundabouts can help to:

  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Improve traffic flow
  • Increase safety
  • Reduce idling and air pollution
  • Improve neighbourhood appearance

It is important that students, parents, and other community members know their responsibilities at roundabout as a pedestrian or a driver. These resources were created in collaboration with the London-Middlesex Road Safety Committee to promote the safe and accurate use of roundabouts as a walker, wheeler, wheeler (e.g. travelling by bike, skateboard, scooter etc.), or a driver.

 


Roundabout Safety Toolkit

We have created a guide that contains all the information needed to promote the safe use of roundabouts. These resources centre around three themes: Walk Safely; Wheel Safely; and Drive Safely. In this guide you will find resources such as a facilitator's guide, school announcements and newsletters, and activities with curriculum connections.

Roundabout Toolkit

 


Educational Video

Watch Tony the Streetwise Cat Presents Crossing Safely Roundabouts

Check out the social media messages in the Roundabout Toolkit to share the video.


Safety Presentations

 Two safety presentations have been put together:

  1. Roundabout Safety Presentation for Students (Grades FDK to 3) (will be uploaded soon)
  2. Roundabout Safety Presentation for Parents (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)

 Please see the Roundabout Toolkit for presentation scripts.


Posters (11 x 17)

Roundabout Safety Summary

Walk Safely in a Roundabout

Wheel Safely in a Roundabout

Drive Safely in a Roundabout

 


Colouring Sheets (8.5 x 11)

Walk Safely in a Roundabout

Wheel Safely in a Roundabout

Drive Safely in a Roundabout

 


Activities with Curriculum Connections

The activities in the Roundabout Toolkit have been developed to educate students about how to use a roundabout safely. These activities are connected to the elementary school curriculum and focus on students as pedestrians in the roundabout.

Activity Resources

iSpy

     Activity     

 

Safe or Not Safe

     Activity     

    Answers     

Spot the Roundabout Safety Mistakes 

     Activity     

    Answers     

 


Social Media Posts & Messages

School Newsletters are available in both PDF and PNG format