Road Safety Support
Walking to School
Use our School Crossing Patrol service when crossing the road to get to school.
Visit the 'be bright, be seen' advice on the Think! website to teach your child to wear high visibility and reflective clothing while out walking or cycling.
Teaching aids can be loaned out to schools and nurseries - such as zebra crossing mats, signs, books and games.
Crossing the road - safety tips
Read the green cross code page on the Think! website to teach your child how to cross the road safely.
Every Year 3 pupil takes home from school a Safer Steps DVD and workbook supporting practical pedestrian training with parents.
Visit the Tales of the Road website for advice about how to keep your child safe on the roads - includes films, games and interactive activities.
Road safety shows run over 4 weeks annually in schools for primary age children.
Scooter Heroes is a fun way of working with children to think about using their scooters safely. There’s a comic book to read which is full of fun activities to do. There is also further advice on how to help keep children safe. Visit the Safer Roads website Scooter Heroes page to find out more.
During summer term 2016 a scooter training programme was trialled for Year 1 children and due to its success, will be rolled out to more infant and primary schools going forward.
Child Car Seats
Children must be appropriately restrained when travelling in a car. The Booster Boy campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to use booster seats in cars for children under the height of 135cm.
- Think! website for tips on how to choose a seat, information on the law and safety standards
- Good Egg website - find out about how they are raising awareness of common child seat fitting errors, and how to rectify them to improve in-car child safety
- Watch the YouTube video on child car seat safety - which demonstrates ‘common faults’ with the way child seats are fitted including loose or twisted harnesses, padded clothing, ‘buckle crunch’ (where the adult belt rests on the child seat) and incorrect seat belt routing and how easy it is to rectify these
- Article by Good Egg website - learn about major concern with child car seats as recent research discovers 43% growth in incorrect fitment or incompatibility in the last five years
- Child Accident Prevention Trust website - learn about how nearly a third of 3-10 year-olds use backless booster cushions which offer no side protection on impact warns Which?
- Transport Research Laboratory child safety centre website - information about the latest child car seat tests
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