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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.

Useful Materials

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?

Spring As the weather improves and the evenings get lighter, when out and about always hold your child’s hand near the road. Talk to your child and start to show them how to stay safe near the road. Always Stop,...

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Are your children at Infant School?

Spring As the weather improves and the evenings get lighter, when out and about always hold your child’s hand near the road. Talk to your child and start to show them how to stay safe near the road. Off to...

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Are your children at Junior School?

Spring Get out and about in the spring sunshine! Talk to your child about keeping safe near the road. Remind your child about the Green Cross Code and that they need to think about where they’re going to cross the...

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Are your children at Secondary School?

Spring With the better weather and lighter evenings, your child may want to start having driving or motorcycle lessons. Choose a reputable instructor not just the one offering the lowest price. Click here for the best advice when choosing an...

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