Road Safety for Kids Made Fun & Easy by Mum & Former Policewoman
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia April 2014 – Over two hundred young children are killed every year on Australian roads, and four and a half thousand are injured, a recent survey has shown from the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport. The survey, focusing on children between one and 14 years, showed the deaths were mostly in areas with speeds between 50-60kph, and the injuries occurred during low-speed manoeuvres close to the child’s home, like reversing down a driveway. *
Learning good road safety habits at an early age is a crucial stage in a child’s development, to promote road safety for children as pedestrians and later, car safety as drivers too.
Jo Byron, Manager and Creator of Safe-T-Hand – a product that promotes road safety for kids – witnessed several preventable pedestrian injuries and fatalities during her services as a police officer, a Red Cross volunteer, and as a State Emergency Service (SES) member. These experiences made Jo very determined to create innovative ways to instil road safety measures in the minds of both parents and children. www.safethand.com
During the developmental stages of Safe-T-Hand products and services, Jo spent years researching and trialling, and working with experts in order to create the most effective road & car safety product for children that she knows will be an effective tool in achieving her goal of zero pedestrian deaths by 2020. Safe-T-Hand creates products designed to encourage and teach children to stand and wait close to the car to safeguard them from road accidents and injuries. Safe-T-Hand car magnets promote road safety awareness, and teach children the value of independence. All Safe-T-Hand products are very effective, colourful, educational and fun. www.safethand.com
Safe-T-Hand products are the best travel partners for parents to ensure road safety for kids. Mum Karen Wilson says, “As I drive a people mover with sliding doors I put the hand on the front door and Ceej waits for me to open the sliding door. I then remove the Safe-T-Hand and put it in my handbag in its case. I would recommend your product to any parent and also to special needs parents and carers as it is a fantastic way to teach a child routine and rules around cars.”
Safe-T-Hand products are 100 per cent Australian made from high quality, car-specific materials and UV fade-resistant inks. Safe-T-Hands are used outside the car and children must place their hand on the sticker which helps them to wait next to the car. Teaching a child road safety with a Safe-T-Hand helps the child understand why they must stand and wait, while parents unload other children, set up the pram or even just lock the car prior to leaving. Like most parents, Jo understands that children are not fond of waiting so her products are designed to be fun and keep them entertained while they do wait safely. www.safethand.com
Safe-T-Hands provide parents and carers with a teaching tool, making it easier for children to develop road safety awareness. As a mother of three, Jo strives to protect her children from the dangers of the road. Safe-T-Hand stickers and magnets come in 7 colourful interesting designs with stories to tell.
- Contact Information
- Jo Byron
- (61) 0400 595 206
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