Hector the Cat is the NT’s road safety mascot. He briefly visited our Year 10 Health and PE students during their regular IDL lesson as some of these students are preparing to go for their learner’s driver’s licence.
Hector reminded Anthony Daria to continue to ride safely to and from school each day in Yulara by:
- wearing the right gear such as brightly coloured clothes/well fitted helmet
- ensuring his bike is well maintained and has good brakes, reflectors and a bell
- and also sticking to bike paths wherever possible.
‘Be safe and be seen’.
Hector reminded Mitchell Tickner from Jabiru to ‘click and clack front and back’ and always wear a seat belt, also when driving:
- never been distracted by being ‘lost in thought’
- mobile phones
- an outside person
- object or event
- other people in the car
- eating or drinking (especially hot coffee!)
- adjusting audio or climate controls
- using devices or controls to operate the vehicle
- pets in the car
- kids in car
- the sun
- and many other things!
Sydney Johnson was reminded about how to be safe as a pedestrian as she lives near busy Hastings Point, NSW. Sydney also quickly thought of a slogan to share with the rest of the class ‘stay alive, don’t drink and drive’.
Thanks for visiting our students Hector!