Did you know that incidents at school crossings increase more in Term 4?
As part of its effort to improve road safety, TMR has developed Journi, an interactive online program designed for children aged 10-12 years.
Journi is a part of TMR’s whole-of-life approach to road safety and seeks to instil fundamental safe road use practices and behaviours during the formative years of a child’s life. In the 10-12 year age range, children are becoming more independent and may begin riding their bikes or using public transport. Children within this age group are also starting to use mobiles or other electronic devices. Journi provides children with practical advice and knowledge to keep themselves safe around the road.
Guided by Roadbot, children complete interactive games and activities that teach the importance of safer road behaviours like wearing helmets, being present and alert around roads and avoiding distractions. The games embed this learning into a fun, interactive experience, and use gamification as a way of communicating critical educational concepts to children. This approach rewards students as they progress through the program, encouraging participation and reinforcing positive behaviours.
As well as learning important safety behaviours and skills, Journi develops kids’ digital literacy skills through activities like coding. Journi is aligned with the Health and Physical Education and Digital Technology learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.
Journi is now available for use in the home, as well as in the classroom – to register for Journi, you can sign up at https://journi.tmr.qld.gov.au/ using an email address. More information can be found under the ‘Parents’ and ‘Teachers” tabs of the home page.
Free workshops for Supervisors of Learner Drivers in 2021
Are you teaching someone how to drive? Want some advice on how best to prepare your learner and keep them safe on the road?
If you’re interested in learning the important first steps in how to teach your learner driver and ensure they are safe and proficient drivers, book into the next workshop (details provided below) or contact Helenea for more information on 0417 733 906.
Planning for Success: Workshop details (bookings are essential)
Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Maroochydore area – venue and address details provided at time of booking
Bookings: To book, contact Helenea from the Road Safety team on 0417 733 906
“Please stay safe on the roads”
Road Safety Officer | SEQ North Region
Customer Services Branch | Department of Transport and Main Roads