Road Safety

It’s easy to forget in the general hustle bustle of life that children need to learn to become Streetwise. Transporting children to and from school by car may be a necessary part of your daily routine, but children need to experience crossing the road with the safety of an adult nearby. You could help your child to become road wise by taking a walk a few times a week and teaching them how to use the road safely

Did you know:

Around 5,000 children under the age of 16 die or are seriously injured on Britain’s roads each year
Nearly two in three road accidents happen when children are walking or playing
Almost two-thirds of child accident victims are boys
As a child gets older the risk of a road accident increases
A child from a low-income family is five times more likely than a child from a high-income family to be killed on the road
Children from an ethnic minority are involved in up to twice as many accidents while walking or playing as the national average
The risk of being involved in a road accident when walking or playing is more than 10 times greater for a child with hearing difficulties

For more Information and Advice about keeping our children safe, click on the following link
http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/

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