Road crashes are the biggest non-medical cause of death and serious injury among children and young people. Dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles. That's why it's important to develop pupils' awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community. Plus, road safety is a great topic to engage pupils of all ages, while meeting curriculum goals!
There are a number of ways to educate children on the importance of road safety, roadsafetyweek.org have come up with a Brake Promise for younger children these include:
SLOW: I'll help drivers understand that the slower they drive around our homes and schools, the more chance they have of avoiding a crash and saving a life.
SEAT BELT: I'll sit in my child seat and/or wear my seat belt on every journey, and make sure friends and family do too.
SILENT: I'll help whoever is giving me a lift by keeping quiet in the car and letting the driver concentrate on driving.
SEE: I'll use my eyes and ears to look and listen for traffic when walking along the pavement and crossing the road.
SAVE OUR PLANET: I'll walk, cycle or scoot to school if I can, to make me strong and healthy and to help the planet.
Ensure your students are seen this winter with a High-Viz Vest, Arm Band or Bag.
For more information please visit Road Safety Week’s official site here.