The miniature highways of the Clontarf Traffic School in Dublin help children learn rules of the road.

With its scaled down versions of real traffic situations, crossings, roundabouts, one way streets and all of the road signs, the Clontarf Traffic School is a popular destination for school children.

It is here they receive first-hand experience of the rules of the road. Each student is given an opportunity to be a motorist in a peddle car, a cyclist and a pedestrian.

Garda Pat has been teaching at the school since 1977. He believes the school's benefit is reflected in the accident figures. Since the school opened in 1972, the figures have dropped each year for road deaths and for those injured on the road.

We like to think that we contribute in some way to the saving of lives out on the road.

Pat is frequently amazed at how little road sense children have. Some of them do not know to stop at a red light. However he is always keen to help them learn,

If they make any mistakes we correct them.

A group of boys at the school are enthusiastic about their new found road safety knowledge. Along with the road signs, they think the one way streets the most difficult thing to remember.

This episode of 'Anything  Goes' was broadcast on 7 March 1981. The reporter is Kathy Parke.