The educational meetings took place in primary schools in Wyśmierzyce and in Przysucha in the Mazowieckie voivodship. The exceptional teachers, Stanisław Karczewski, the Speaker of the Polish Senate and Alvin Gajadhur, Chief Inspector of Road Transport reminded the youngest participants of the road traffic about safety rules.
"I am grateful to the Inspection for organizing this type of lessons - they are really necessary and I wish they are to be carried out as long as possible. Children react very spontaneously, take active part in classes and have the knowledge of how to behave while being on the road", said Stanisław Karczewski, the Speaker of the Polish Senate."I have grandchildren myself and I will tell them about this lesson", he added.
The Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Poland and the Chief Inspector explained jointly how to move safely on the road, what pedestrians should watch out for and what behaviours should be avoided, as well as what do the signs mean and how important the reflective elements are.
"We are really happy that students actively participate in lessons, both in the theoretical and practical part. Even more enjoyable is the fact that children know so much about road safety. We also encourage students to talk about these principles with their parents, pass them on or remind them that caution and respect for other road users should be taken", said Alvin Gajadhur, Chief Inspector of Road Transport.
Regulations, signs, good practices - knowledge about safety does not have to be boring. Lessons with the Road Transport Inspection was learning through play. There were animated films, rebuses and guessing games as well as practical classes in a traffic town. There was also the Inspection’s mascot – Crocodile Tirek – children's favourite.
"I’ve learned that when you pass through a passage, you have to stop and look left, right and left again"."I will wear reflective element because drivers will see me on the road", said students of Public Primary School No. 2 in Przysucha after the classes.
Children participating in lessons about safety received gift sets from the Speaker and the Chief Inspector, which included reflective elements and educational books.