Our community road safety programs aim to provide all road users tools, techniques and training to be safe on all roads.
For further information on any of our programs or to book in an education session, contact Kingston's Community Road Safety officer on 1300 653 356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child restraint fitting
Trained child restraint fitters can help you to install your child restraint or booster seat properly. If a child restraint is not fitted properly it may not protect your child in a crash.
Restraint fitting stations are available throughout the City of Kingston. Trained installers can fit your restraint, check that it is installed correctly or fit an anchorage point to your vehicle if you need one.
Make sure you get the restraint fitter to show you how to fit the child restraint. This will help if you need to move the child restraint to another vehicle.
Kingston's Preschool Road Safety Education program encourages road safety awareness for all three and four-year olds. The program is offered to preschool centres throughout Kingston.
Our early learning program teaches preschoolers the 'Stop, Look, Listen, Think' process when crossing the road, how to use senses and visual cues to decide when a road is clear, and how to cross a pedestrian crossing safely with an adult.
We provide tools to assist with the learning process, including bike education props, a visit from Lottie the Lollipop Lady and an on road excursion.
Road safety education
Road safety education for primary school children is based on VicRoads’ Kids on the Move program which is the core road safety education resource for primary schools.
We provide funding to support Bike Education in schools and community settings. The Bike Ed program helps children aged 9 to 13 years develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths.
The program involves a mix of practical activities conducted in school grounds and on local roads, together with classroom activities.
Kiss and Go
The Kiss & Go Program is designed to provide families with a safe and convenient area for dropping off and picking up children, with the driver remaining in the vehicle and leaving shortly after.
We work with schools to implement the Kiss & Go Program as a way to make better use of no parking areas near the school gates.
Download the Kiss & Go Program fact sheet(PDF, 496KB), or Kiss & Go Zone brochure(PDF, 641KB) for families for further information.
Park and Stride
The Park and Stride program encourages families who need to drive, to use a designated spot within a short distance of the school as a drop-off or pick-up point. Children then walk the rest of the way with other students and families.
We work with schools to identify suitable parking spots and routes to school.
Download the Park and Stride Program(PDF, 443KB) fact sheet to learn more.
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School is a 12-month program where we work with your school to address road safety issues, reduce traffic congestion and increase the number of students walking and riding to school to resolve parking issues.
For more information download the Safe Routes to School Program fact sheet(PDF, 586KB) and watch our Journey to School animation.
Walk to School
The Walk to School program is run in partnership with VicHealth. Held every October, this program aims to improve physical activity through encouraging active travel modes to school.
Walk to School month promotes the benefits of walking and being involved is a great way for students to learn healthy habits.
WOW Kingston (Walk or Wheels Once a Week)
The Walk or Wheels Once a Week program for primary schools is held over a six-week period. The program aims to encourage primary school students to walk and cycle to school.
Each school nominates a day of the week on which to promote active travel. Students record their participation an at the conclusion of six weeks, the class that has walked and cycled the most is awarded a WOW Kingston Golden Boot.
Download the WOW Kingston fact sheet(PDF, 230KB) for more information.
The Active Youth Road Safety Program(PDF, 463KB) is an interactive program for year 7 and 8 students to target and address issues such as mobile phone distraction while walking and riding to school.
We work with a student project team to improve students’ knowledge, skills and awareness of road safety behaviour.
Fit 2 Drive
Fit2Drive is an interactive half-day workshop for Year 11 students that focuses on peer pressure, high-risk behaviour, and the complexities of decision making and risk assessment as a young road user.
Students are given the opportunity to self-determine strategies they may need to stay safe on the road.
Visit the Fit to Drive Foundation website to learn more.
Road Smart is a program run for Year 10 students who are just about to obtain their Learners Permit. It includes:
- An interactive classroom session
- eLearning for students and supervising drivers
- A free in-car session with a qualified instructor
- A resource toolkit for teachers that is linked to the Victorian Curriculum.
Contact VicRoads for further information.
Some changes that come with ageing can cause safety issues for drivers. As you get older, your driving may be affected by changes in your vision, hearing, movement or medical conditions.
In Victoria you are allowed to drive up to any age, but as you get older it’s your responsibility to:
- understand how changes to your health could affect your driving
- monitor your health for any changes
- notify VicRoads if you have developed a medical condition or disability that could affect your driving.
If concerns about your ability to drive safely have been reported to VicRoads you may be required to undergo a medical review so your fitness to drive can be assessed.
Wiser Walker Program(PDF, 43KB) is a course that covers:
- using public transport in your local area
- tips on using a Myki card
- community transport options
- council support available.
The program is a free program offered to all Kingston older adults and includes visiting the local train station and bus stations to discuss mapping out effective routes to local amenities.