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The City of Canterbury Bankstown is celebrating 20 years of its successful
Community and Road Education Scheme (C.A.R.E.S).
C.A.R.E.S, which is run out of Bass Hill, is designed to deliver a road safety program
targeted at children in primary schools.
Administrator, Richard Colley, said C.A.R.E.S was a critical program in Council that
has helped more than 100,000 local students.
“What we’re really proud of when it comes to this program is that it’s allencompassing,”
“It focuses on teaching students how to ride a bike, informs them about road safety
and teaches them how to cope with different traffic conditions.
“Our Council has cared about road safety through the C.A.R.E.S program for more
than 20 years, and we’re not about to stop now. We will continue to deliver this
program to even more students across the City.”
Mr Colley said the C.A.R.E.S simulated road environment was a great way to get
children involved in taking their own safety seriously.
“The facility has proper roads, lanes, lines, traffic lights, roundabouts and crossings,
which provides students with an active and enjoyable hands-on experience,” he said.
C.A.R.E.S was recently a finalist at the Sixth Annual Australian Road Safety Awards.
“It’s a credit to the program that we were nominated in three categories - the School
Programs, Local Government and State Government,” Mr Colley said.
“It just goes to show that a great program, even after so long, can still stand the test
of time and be recognised.”
C.A.R.E.S is a combined initiative between Council, the Roads and Maritime
Services, NSW Police and the Department of Education and Training.
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