• Children under 5 years old need to learn what traffic is, that it can be dangerous, and simple ways of keeping safe, like holding hands
  • One of the best ways for children to be safer is for adults to set a good example when using the roads, on foot or in the car
  • The road environment is essential for children’s freedom, development and fitness but roads need to be treated with respect
  • Primary school age is the best time for children to learn about using the roads safely, ready for more independent travel when they go up to secondary school
  • Most children under 9 years old are unable to judge how fast vehicles are going or how far away they are
  • The risk of children being involved in a road accident rises when they start secondary school
  • The largest number of pedestrians who are hurt on the roads are between 11 and 15 years of age
  • Secondary school children are likely to take greater risks without thinking about the potential consequences. Teenagers need to be taught how to assess these risks and make informed choices when using the road environment
  • Children are more likely to die in a road collision than from any other accidental cause – but let’s not focus on the negative – you can help!
  • In 2011 nearly 20% of all car occupants killed or seriously injured were 17-24 years old - when they start driving lessons a good road safety understanding will be invaluable

Road Safety for Pre-Schools, Primary
and Secondary Schools

srsCULTUREforSchools will stimulate a lifetime of road safety culture, improving attitudes towards the safety of self and others and encouraging safe behaviour in the road environment.

Pre-Schools

If your pre-school group is committed to creating a safe environment for the children in your care and is concerned about all issues relating to road safety, then...

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Primary Schools

The road environment is complex, unpredictable and dangerous. Road safety education in Primary School is essential to help children cope with this and work towards...

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Secondary Schools

Historically, there is often a gap at secondary level in road safety education, just at the time when pupils are becoming more independent, are more likely to push the...

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Further Education

Young drivers’ involvement in road collisions is still a major problem with young people between the ages of 17 and 24 years being the most likely to be involved in...

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