STARS Activity 1Activity 1: Form an Action Group & Identify the Problem
Resolving traffic safety problems takes time and energy. Most of all, it takes commitment. Involvement of your school's PAC is essential to this process.
Task 1: Gather volunteers interested in improving traffic safety around schools.
- Discuss the formation of an action group at your school's next PAC meeting.
- Invite interested parents, students and/or student council, teachers, administration, and others to join.
- Make sure parents are aware of the initiative so that they can volunteer.
Task 2: Record names and types of assistance the individual has offered.
- Keep a contact list including name, position, phone, e-mail, and notes about what these individuals can contribute to your initiative.
- The RDPA Traffic Safety Representative is your primary liaison to external community contacts via the City of Richmond's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.
- Inform your school contacts (e.g., principal and vice-principal) of your action group and let them know that you may ask for their assistance.
- Spend a morning and afternoon observing the traffic situation around your school.
- Briefly describe the problem and how it effects students.
- Identify any actions that have been tried to date and their results.
Task 4: Schedule regular progress meetings.
- Identify the topic of the next meeting.
- Determine the tasks that need to be carried out before the next meeting and which members will be responsible for each task.