A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection where traffic moves counter clockwise around a centre island. Roundabouts can help to:
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Improve traffic flow
- Increase safety
- Reduce idling and air pollution
- Improve neighbourhood appearance
It is important that students, parents, and other community members know their responsibilities at roundabout as a pedestrian or a driver. These resources were created in collaboration with the London-Middlesex Road Safety Committee to promote the safe and accurate use of roundabouts as a walker, wheeler, wheeler (e.g. travelling by bike, skateboard, scooter etc.), or a driver.
Roundabout Safety Toolkit
We have created a guide that contains all the information needed to promote the safe use of roundabouts. These resources centre around three themes: Walk Safely; Wheel Safely; and Drive Safely. In this guide you will find resources such as a facilitator's guide, school announcements and newsletters, and activities with curriculum connections.
Check out the social media messages in the Roundabout Toolkit to share the video.
Two safety presentations have been put together:
- Roundabout Safety Presentation for Students (Grades FDK to 3) (will be uploaded soon)
- Roundabout Safety Presentation for Parents (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
Please see the Roundabout Toolkit for presentation scripts.
The activities in the Roundabout Toolkit have been developed to educate students about how to use a roundabout safely. These activities are connected to the elementary school curriculum and focus on students as pedestrians in the roundabout.
Safe or Not Safe
Spot the Roundabout Safety Mistakes