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Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • Joss bikes against traffic.
  • Joss is not giving way.
  • Joss is driving too fast.

Should you always give way at an intersection?

  • Yes, at every intersection you should give way to other traffic.
  • No, at an equal intersection, traffic coming from right has priority.
  • You can decide who to give priority, that's just polite.

Which sign shows that you have priority?

Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • Joss cycles without lighting.
  • Joss is not showing direction.
  • The boy was not paying attention to which way Joss was going.

When and at which moments should you indicate direction?

  • Only when you go right.
  • Always when you go left or right.
  • If you want to cross the road and traffic is coming toward you.

What do you do when you want to turn left or right?

  • Look over your shoulder and pay attention to make sure no traffic is coming your way.
  • Calling out which way you are going.
  • Waving to other cyclists to check if they are paying attention.
Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • Joss should have stopped two meters earlier.
  • Joss does not have to stop that long.
  • Joss should have given priority to the car.

What is the shortest you should stop at a stop sign?

  • 1 second
  • 3 seconds
  • 60 seconds

Can you drive up with someone before you who has already stopped?

  • yes, but be quick, there could be other traffic.
  • No, every one should stop again.
  • Only when the one going before you agrees.
Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • The driver did not see Joss crossing from between those cars.
  • Joss was waving with the wrong hand.
  • The drivers car horn was way too loud.

Why is it not smart to cross from between cars?

  • You can damage the cars with your bags.
  • Other traffic will not see you in between those cars.
  • You can not see clearly where the road begins.

On a zebra crossing, can you just cross the road?

  • Yes, because everybody knows you should always give priority to pedestrians there.
  • No you have to keep paying attention to check if other traffic is giving you priority.
  • Yes, but only when you are following other people.
Helemaal goed!
Helaas, dit is niet het goede antwoord. Probeer het nog een keer

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What is going wrong?

  • The cyclist has no lights.
  • The cyclist is driving too fast.
  • Joss is crossing without paying attention.

What can you do to be more noticeable in the dark?

  • Carry a boombox or whistle really loudly, so that they also hear you.
  • Wear noticeable, colourful clothing.
  • Take a flashlight and just shine it anywhere.

What lighting do you need on your bicycle?

  • A flash light or spotlight.
  • A white light in the front and a red light in the back (with reflector).
  • A flashing light on your arm.
Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • Joss should have painted the sign,.
  • Joss made the sign himself!
  • Joss should have attached the sign with tape.

What does this sign mean?

  • You can not enter when you are over 30 years.
  • You can not drive faster than 30 km/h.
  • You can not drive slower than 30 km/h.

What does this sign mean?

  • You have to go straight ahead.
  • You have to make a turn.
  • You have to go up in the air.

What does this sign mean?

  • Look out, crossing deers.
  • Look out, there is a butcher here
  • Look out, petting zoo

What does this sign mean?

  • This is a one way traffic street. You can only enter from this direction.
  • You have to look up. Do not look left or right.
  • Follow this route to the next sign.
Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • The truck driver is not paying attention.
  • Joss is cycling in the blind spot.
  • Joss is cycling the wrong way, he needed to go straight ahead!

What is a blind spot?

  • The angles surrounding a truck that a driver is unable to spot.
  • The spot on the back of a truck.
  • The spot underneath the truck, where the drive cannot see you.

Which vehicles have blind spots?

  • Scooters
  • Sport vehicles
  • Busses and tractors
Helemaal goed!
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What is going wrong?

  • Joss is driving on the wrong side of the road.
  • Joss is not really visible.
  • Joss did not turn on his bicycle lights.

In which countries they drive on the left side of the road?

  • Belgium, France and Germany.
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland and New-Zealand.
  • United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark.

what do you do when someone is driving on the wrong side of the road?

  • Tell that person to drive on the other side.
  • Just wave.
  • Shake your head.

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After five years of successfully collaborating on the Traffic Park project, during which Veilig Verkeer Nederland (Dutch Traffic Safety Association, VVN) and their esteemed partner Shell visited a total of 1,050 schools in 425 locations and were able to reach over 75,000 children aged 7, 8 and 9, bringing them practical knowledge about road traffic safety, the decision has been taken to go down a new road. With the Traffic Park, Shell has made a valuable contribution to traffic safety. Young people and education will remain a priority on Shell?s agenda. Shell will shift its focus to science, technology, and innovation. In October of this year, a new Shell programme focusing on education will be launched: Generation Discover.
VVN will continue with undiminished energy and commitment to facilitate and promote practice-based traffic safety education, for which the Traffic Park has been a remarkable eye-opener for five years. After all, children learn best by doing! The VVN Schoolyard package, which can be ordered from Veilig Verkeer Nederland, provides primary schools with immediate access to a practical training package that can be used to teach children of all ages road safety skills. Further details are available at:

Delivery and site terms and conditions for Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks

General

  • These terms and conditions constitute an agreement between Shell Nederland B.V. (Shell) and the school participating in the Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks programme.
  • The Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks programme consists of several components that enable primary school children in years 4, 5 and 6 to familiarise themselves with certain traffic rules and situations and to practice their cycling skills.
  • While the programme is running, a teacher and two assisting parents must be available to provide assistance at the traffic park. Their task will be to alert the children to hazardous situations, let them know if they are not obeying the rules, or assist in other ways. All such activities must take place in consultation with the teacher and assisting parents.
  • The programme will start punctually. Schools are responsible for ensuring that the participating pupils are present at the relevant location on time. Setting up children's traffic parks is expensive so all pupils are expected to arrive punctually. If pupils arrive late, the programme will not be able to be completed as the next group will already be waiting to start.
  • A maximum of 30 pupils may take part in the programme.
  • If there are more than 30 pupils they will have to be split up, and an additional follow-up programme may need to be scheduled. A maximum of 20 pupils from special education schools may take part in the programme.
  • When applying for a Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park, schools must designate a site in the vicinity of the school, which measures at least 15 x 20 metres and whose surface is as hard and even as possible. The site must be easily accessible for a truck and trailer measuring a total of 12 metres and be equipped with a power supply or be suitable for setting up a generator.
  • When applying for a Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park, remember that a permit must be requested from the municipality if the traffic park is to be set up on public land. This can be arranged for you, but you should be aware that this process may take a few weeks. The area must be cordoned off so that it is safe for children to practice.

Preparing the programme

  • Teachers must carefully read through the lesson material sent to them in advance and meticulously prepare the programme. Any questions may be addressed to info@verkeerspleinen.nl.
  • The lesson material sent to the teachers includes information that can be used to discuss the programme in class.
  • The school must inform the participating pupils beforehand that they should wear activity- and weather-appropriate clothes (rain suit/coat/gloves).

Programme

  • The first lesson will start at 09:00, the second at 10:00, the third at 11:00, the fourth at 13:00, and the fifth at 14:00.
  • Duration: each practical lesson will last approximately one hour.

Final comments

  • Safety is the top priority for Shell and VVN when running the programme. If the above terms and conditions cannot be met, the team leader may decide to cancel or suspend the event.
  • The Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks programme is available for primary school pupils in years 4, 5 and 6. Their teacher must be present during the programme and must supervise and take responsibility for the children and the assisting parents supplied by the school.
  • The school must ensure that adequate third-party insurance has been taken out.
  • Shell and VVN are not liable for any direct or indirect damage and/or injury suffered before, during or after the Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park training, and will be indemnified by the school accordingly.
  • In the event of extremely bad weather or circumstances beyond the control of Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks, the team leader will decide in consultation with the school management whether the Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park will go ahead. The school cannot claim any compensation whatsoever. Consultation will subsequently take place to agree a new date.
  • In order to prevent problems with local residents, the school is advised to take action one or two days in advance to inform homes/residents that could experience disruption as a result of the Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park that a children's traffic park programme will be taking place in their street and, if necessary, that the municipality has issued a permit for that purpose.
  • The team leader of Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park has completed a first aid course, and a fully-equipped first aid kit will be present at the traffic park.
  • During the school's visit to the traffic park, videos and photographs may be made. The school is requested to inform the parents of this and to inform the team leader of Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks of any objections made in this respect.
  • The school must ensure that the team of Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks has access to toilet facilities. If this is not possible, the school will make this known.
  • To evaluate the programme after it has ended, you will be sent a digital evaluation form and asked to complete and return it.

Costs

  • Setting up a traffic park in your neighbourhood requires a lot of effort on our part (and incurs considerable costs). There will be no costs for you, in principle, so we expect schools that submit an application to ensure that all registered pupils attend the practical lessons. Schools that fail to do so will be charged €750 per missed hour of practical lessons if one or more groups of pupils fail to attend, except if this is caused by circumstances beyond the school's control, in which case the school must explain to the Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Parks team in an e-mail (info@verkeerspleinen.nl) why the pupils were unable to take part in the practical lesson.

Tom about the

Mobile Traffic Park

What is the Mobile Traffic Park and
how does it work? 

Shell & VVN

Mobile Traffic Parks programme

Familiarise children in primary school with traffic rules,
regulations and traffic situations in the Netherlands. 

New Tuition Bundle

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Our Tuition Bundle is renewed and
up-to-date. 

 

After five years of successfully collaborating on the Traffic Park project, during which Veilig Verkeer Nederland (Dutch Traffic Safety Association, VVN) and their esteemed partner Shell visited a total of 1,050 schools in 425 locations and were able to reach over 75,000 children aged 7, 8 and 9, bringing them practical knowledge about road traffic safety, the decision has been taken to go down a new road. With the Traffic Park, Shell has made a valuable contribution to traffic safety. Young people and education will remain a priority on Shell?s agenda. Shell will shift its focus to science, technology, and innovation. In October of this year, a new Shell programme focusing on education will be launched: Generation Discover.
VVN will continue with undiminished energy and commitment to facilitate and promote practice-based traffic safety education, for which the Traffic Park has been a remarkable eye-opener for five years. After all, children learn best by doing! The VVN Schoolyard package, which can be ordered from Veilig Verkeer Nederland, provides primary schools with immediate access to a practical training package that can be used to teach children of all ages road safety skills. Further details are available at:

Traffic Park

Learning Traffic hands-on

At the Mobile Traffic Park children from groups 4, 5 and 6 get used to traffic rules, regulations and situations. Next to the theory lessons in the classroom, children learn how to handle different traffic situations.

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Traffic Park in action

The Mobile Traffic Park comes to you

The Mobile Traffic Park brings traffic signs, go-karts, bikes and zebra crossings to build a track. Children practice the traffic rules and situations; among each other and with the Traffic Park Crew. It is fun and educational!

More practice, fewer casualties

Traffic is hectic and sometimes hard to understand. The Mobile Traffic Park helps children in a fun way to prepare for busy traffic. By doing this, we want to contribute to the reduction of the number of traffic casualties among children.

Tuition Bundle

Theory before practice

For many years, VVN provides traffic safety bundles for primary education. We used their extensive experience to develop a fitting tuition bundle for groups 4, 5 and 6. Using the tuition bundle, teachers make an interactive theory-lesson on traffic safety. The bundle contains a teacher's manual, a questionnaire about the level of the group and instructions.

  

Schoolyard Bundle

Learning by doing

Schools get an extensive hands-on Schoolyard Bundle to make fun and educational lessons about traffic safety. Teachers use the bundle to set up traffic situations at the schoolyard or the gym. In these set ups, the information from the Tuition Bundle comes alive.

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After five years of successfully collaborating on the Traffic Park project, during which Veilig Verkeer Nederland (Dutch Traffic Safety Association, VVN) and their esteemed partner Shell visited a total of 1,050 schools in 425 locations and were able to reach over 75,000 children aged 7, 8 and 9, bringing them practical knowledge about road traffic safety, the decision has been taken to go down a new road. With the Traffic Park, Shell has made a valuable contribution to traffic safety. Young people and education will remain a priority on Shell?s agenda. Shell will shift its focus to science, technology, and innovation. In October of this year, a new Shell programme focusing on education will be launched: Generation Discover.
VVN will continue with undiminished energy and commitment to facilitate and promote practice-based traffic safety education, for which the Traffic Park has been a remarkable eye-opener for five years. After all, children learn best by doing! The VVN Schoolyard package, which can be ordered from Veilig Verkeer Nederland, provides primary schools with immediate access to a practical training package that can be used to teach children of all ages road safety skills. Further details are available at:

Traffic Park

Learning traffic by doing

The Mobile Traffic Park is an addition to the regular traffic safety eduction for children in group 4, 5 and 6. At the Traffic Park, children learn how to handle different traffic rules and situations.

Traffic safety and the blind spot in lorries

Too many accidents occur annually involving cyclists riding in a lorry's blind spot. If children understand the dangers of blind zones, they can avoid them to minimize their risk. To help them with this, the Traffic Park programme teaches pupils of groups 4, 5 and 6 the exact location and scope of blind spots, and what drivers are able and unable to see.

In the near future, schools can access this website to apply for a complete 'Blind Spot' lesson, in conformity with the 'Road Safety' project, for groups 7 and 8. This will teach the children that truck drivers are often unable to see them, which is why they should always stay on the right-hand side of a lorry and keep a safe distance.

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The Traffic Park in action

Make your own fun lesson!

Traffic comes to life with real traffic signs, go-karts, bikes, zebra crossings and traffic lights. Children practice the traffic rules and situations among themselves, with their teachers or with the Traffic Park Crew.

A complete educational bundle

The Mobile Traffic Park consists of:
the traffic park, a tuition bundle a schoolyard bundle, educational video's and online quizzes.  

Tuition Bundle

Theory before practice

For many years, VVN provides traffic safety bundles for primary education. We used their extensive experience to develop a fitting tuition bundle for groups 4, 5 and 6. The bundle contains a teacher's manual educators can use to prepare in their class, a questionnaire about the level of the group and instructions for the teacher and the two participating parents.

Involved parents

Good to know: we expect participation schools to bring two parents and a teacher to help during the sessions. The programme on site usually takes about one hour per class.

Schoolyard Bundle

Learning by doing

With the Schoolyard Bundle, teachers can set up traffic situations in a lesson about traffic safety. In these set ups, the information from the Tuition Bundle comes alive.

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A complete educational bundle

This is is a complete educational bundle with which teachers can develop lessons to teach children from group one to eight –in groups of up to ten– about traffic safety. The bundle contains various traffic signs, a zebra crossing and traffic lights. Teachers use those and the cones and a box of sidewalk chalk to set up the traffic situations. At the end of the lessons, they reward the pupils with a certificate of participation.

The Mobile Traffic Park, close to your school

The Shell-VVN Mobile Traffic Park travels: every week to a new central spot in a region. This way, all surrounding primary schools can participate (you can read all about the requirements for the location here).

These are –depending on the registration process– the regions for spring 2016:

Week 10 to 15Region Middle
Week 16 and 17Region North
Week 18Spring break
Week 19 to 21Region North
Week 22 to 26Region South

Apply for the Mobile Traffic Park when it is in your region.

The Boss video clip

Phat beats for Traffic Safety

The Boss –featuring Monsif– is a Dutch hip hop song about traffic safety. Together with Monsif, Officer Joss explains what you should and should not do in traffic.

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Video clip ‘The Boss'

Part of the tuition bundle

The target group responds to music very well. Moreover, singing along with the track helps children to memorise traffic rules. Once they know them by heart, they are 'The Boss' in traffic.

Featuring Monsif

School children know Monsif from songs such as 'mee met me' and 'Helemaal'. His contribution provides an additional incentive for children to study the contents thoroughly.  

Project Helmet

'Helmet your head'

It could prevent a lot of head and brain injuries if all cyclists would wear a safety helmet. The government is considering to introduce legislation for the compulsory use of bicycle helmets, but is that necessary? Children may conceivably be very happy and willing to wear a safety helmet if they:

1) understand full well that wearing a helmet is much safer, and if they
2) enjoy wearing a helmet.

Shell and VVN have initiated a pilot project under the name of 'Helmet Your Head' in four schools in Haarlem, Leiden, Alkmaar and Dordrecht to find an answer to these questions. School children aged 6 and 7 are provided with a bicycle helmet and receive information about the safety benefits, along with a lot of encouragement. To make the helmet more attractive, children got a cool black model with various sticker sheets to stylise a personalised helmet during a lesson.

Results

40% of the pupils like the bicycle helmets if they can be customised into a cool accessory. An even more important result is that 44% actually started to wear a bicycle helmet.

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Agent Joss knows everything about helmets

Tips about helmets

Wearing a helmet when you ride a bicycle should be part of a lesson about traffic safety. Because it is a new topic for many parents and their children, here are a few tips:

  1. Snug fit: measure the head just above the eyebrows. The size printed inside the helmet should match the size of the head.
  2. Easy to adjust: the helmet should fit snugly on your head, but it should not be too tight. Once a child wears the helmet, one should be able to insert a finger between the helmet and the head. Proper straps should make it easy to adjust the fit.
  3. Important: the bicycle helmet should not only protect the top and back of your head, but the temple regions on the sides of your head as well.
  4. Falling = buying a new one: if you drop your helmet, or if you take a fall wearing it, you must buy a new one. There are no excuses! Even when there are no visible signs of cracking or breaking.
  

Videos

Did your students make a fun video?
Send the YouTube-link to video@verkeerspleinen.nl and your video might just become part of this website.  

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The Boss video clip

The Boss

Hey hip low-riders & hi-risers! These are the phat beats that keep you safe on you bike. Boom shaka laka laka boom.
Yeah, you know it and never forget it with Monsif en Agent Joss. The Dutch hip hop about traffic and safety. Share this clip with your friends and sing it in the street. 'Cause when you know the rules... you rule!

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Video clip 'The Boss'

Wear a Helmet!

Helmet your Head

It's just smart: wearing a helmet when you ride your bike. It protects your head. So... why isn't everybody doing it? Should it be a law? A helmet-law?

We did some research. A we found out that if you know why it is better to wear it and you think the helmet is nice, you will wear it. Ask about it at school and explain it to your parents.

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Agent Joss know everything about helmets

Make a presentation

Make a cool presentation

Do you want to make a presentation about traffic safety? Nice!!
We made this powerpoint to help you make the best presentation! Good luck!  

Do the quiz

Are you the quiz master?

Are you a boss when it comes to traffic? These are eight super fun video quizzes. Click one and see if you know the answers!  

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