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Road safety skills for children

Road safety for your schoolThe best road safety teacher for your children is you.  Because road safety can only be taught in the street, when you’re out and about with your child talk about you’re doing and what you’re looking for when crossing the road for example and set the best example you can.

  • Most serious collisions involving children walking or cycling happen close to home, on residential roads often with light traffic.
  • The most dangerous age is when children start and go through secondary school.
  • Boys are at much higher risk than girls when walking or cycling.
  • Even when your child takes to driving or motorcycling, your help and support will be invaluable so don’t stop talking with them about minimising the risk to them and those they travel with.

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The following pages will help you protect your child by giving tips developing their survival skills, coping safely in today’s road environment.  Make sure that grandparents, child-minders or anyone looking after your child sets the same example as you do.  And remember, children develop at different rates and only you can decide when your child is ready to move from one stage to the next.

Are your children at Pre-School?

Winter  Keep active in the winter but remember to hold your child’s hand near the road. Be bright and be seen, get everyone wearing  or carrying something light, bright or reflective. Always Stop, Look, Listen and Think before crossing the...

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Are your children at Infant School?

Winter Keep active in the winter but remember to hold your child’s hand near the road. Be bright and be seen, get everyone wearing  or carrying something light, bright or reflective. Off to the park? Keep your child near you,...

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Are your children at Junior School?

Winter  Winter doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors but it does mean you need to show your child how to stay safe when they are out and about. Be safe and be seen by wearing or carrying something light,...

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Are your children at Secondary School?

Winter It’s great to stay active in the winter but remind your child about the hazards when they are using the road. Keep distractions to a minimum – their safety is far more important than any text, music track or...

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