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Children’s road safety around trucks


Volvo Trucks has developed the inspirational Stop Look Wave training material in an easy-to-use educational format.
Safe Freight Networks Australia are helping to promote and distribute the program through our school systems.
The aim of the program is to make children more aware of their surroundings and how to act safely in traffic.
Firstly, when in traffic – to stop, look and notice their immediate surroundings and finally to wave to the driver to make sure they have been seen.
Safe Freight Australia along with other transport associations are encouraging their drivers to engage with children and to wave back in order to promote the safety initiative in their communities.
This program has been launched globally and now many countries have become part of the Stop Look Wave program.


Every year, more than 260,000 children under the age of 19 die in traffic accidents.
Too many of these accidents involve trucks and buses.
Many young lives can be saved by teaching children how to behave in traffic.
The inherent danger in driving trucks is that truck driver vision is restricted to a single window at the sides of the vehicle.
For example – if a transport driver approaches a railway crossing that is not at a 90-degree angle, then vision to one side is severely limited and crossing then becomes perilous.
Volvo Trucks has developed the inspirational Stop Look Wave training material to prevent accidents like this happening.
The Stop Look Wave training materials are designed to help parents, teachers, organisations, and authorities to educate children through fun interactions and hands-on training.
All the material is free and available to everyone.
It includes a basic and more comprehensive kit, an animated interactive story, plus a PowerPoint and course instructions.
If you know of a school that wants to get involved with the program or need more information, then contact

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