Some things never change. Some people never change. And some places never change too. Almost 30 over years back, when I was still in Primary School (when policeman wears shorts), I attended a road safety session at this amazing place along East Coast Park, somewhere near to the famous Big Splash swimming complex.
Back then, I was a motorist, pedaling my 4-wheel “car” around the Road Safety Park, trying my best to clear all the stations, making sure I don’t make any mistakes like driving pass the red light, driving on other people’s lanes, etc.
Fast forward to now, same place, same Primary School, but it’s Joey’s turn to be in the driving seat.
Of course the “car” has been upgraded.
The same nostalgic route card is still used for the students who are participating in the organized event.
Sadly, originally Joey was designated to be a Cyclist, but due to the rain and out of safety concern, all Cyclists were asked to be Pedestrians instead. But still, she is happy to just walk around the park and complete her course.
It must be more fun to be a Motorist.
Joey was very fascinated by the Shell Station. Everything is so real and it reminded her when we used to have a family car and how we visit the petrol station every now and then.
Miniature zebra-crossing lamps.
Hopefully, this trip will educate the young ones to be more courteous on the roads and learn the correct traffic rules.
Me, just another proud father where I can share a small bit of my history with my daughter.
Road Safety Community Park
Address: E East Cost Park Service Road, S(449889)
Contact: 6440 5254
Open to public for 24 hours, but some of the installations like traffic lights, rental of go-carts and bicycles will not be in operation unless the park is hosting a traffic game for a school at the same time. However, parents can still take advantage of the traffic facilities available, bring your own bicycles and teach your kids a little about traffic rules and safety.