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					Unit 2: How can we make our
local area safer?
Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?                          Geography

                      Is our school on a busy road
                            or a quiet road?


  Busy                                           Quiet
  Lots of cars.                                  A few cars.
  Lots of large vehicles like                    Not many lorries or buses
  buses and lorries.                             Traffic noise is quite low
  Lots of noise from traffic.                    Safe to cross the road if
  Very dangerous to cross                        you are careful
  the road.


                       Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?
Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?                          Geography
 Is parking a problem?

 How can we do a parking survey which is a ‘fair test’?

 What do we need to consider?

       Frequency         how often should we survey parked cars?

       Time              what times of day should we do the survey?

       Place             where should we do the survey?




                       Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?
Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?                          Geography
 Parking survey
  Here is a example of a parking survey. You may want to design yours
  in the same way

                   Time                              Number of cars
      9.00 am                                              |||| |||
      11.00 am                                                    ||
      1.00 pm                                                    |||
      3.00pm                                              |||| ||||
      5.00pm                                                      ||
                       Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?
Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?                           Geography
 Here is the graph of the example survey.

      10
       9
       8
       7
       6
       5
       4
       3
       2
       1
            9.00       11.00            1.00            3.00           5.00
  Why do you think there are more cars at certain times?
                       Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?
Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?                          Geography
 How could the area be made safer for pupils?
 Do you have any of these features at your school? If not,
 do you think they would make it safer?

 Crossing attendant (like in the picture)

 Yellow lines to stop cars parking

 A Pelican crossing

 Speed bumps

 A school bus (so that less people come
                   by car)

                       Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer?

				
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