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Understanding the rules when turning into a side street

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Kids love walking to school. It’s good for their physical and mental health, and it helps build a sense of independence.

We’ve been working with Queensland school kids and drivers to bring awareness to some key Queensland road rules, so that kids can travel safely to and from school with confidence.

Do you know the rules?


As a driver in Queensland when turning into a side road you must give way to pedestrians, bicycles and personal mobility devices.

It’s the law.


STOP,  and WAVE when it’s safe to cross

WAIT for the road to be clear before moving forward to turn.


As a pedestrian, cyclist, or rider of a mobility device, you have right of way but you’re still vulnerable.

STOP one step back from the kerb or shoulder of the road if there is no footpath.

LOOK and LISTEN in all directions for approaching traffic.

THINK about whether it is safe to cross the road.

Just remember, kids are still learning the road rules, and it is our job to drive safely and carefully and follow the road rules when turning into side roads or streets. 
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“Remember that wonderful feeling of walking to school or to the park as a child? Our children deserve the same freedom to walk, and we must ensure that when we drive, we drive safely, follow the rules by giving way, and slow down. We’re asking all Queensland drivers to see it from the other side."
Anna Campbell
Executive Officer, Queensland Walks

How are you travelling?

There are 1,310 steps between Pedro’s house and school. He knows because he counted them. 

Check out his video to see how he stays safe and has fun on the way to school.