Safety Week: Road Safety

Today we explore all aspects of road safety and the very important role we all play in remaining safe at home and at school.

Please take the time to discuss the rules of the road, the importance of hi-vis vests, wearing a seatbelt and also a helmet when cycling with your child.

The pictures and videos below will aid your discussion.

Crossing the Road:

Have a listen to the Safe Cross Code;

Cycle Safety:

Do ensure they:

  • Cycle a bike matched to their height and experience
  • Wear a safety helmet
  • Use lights in dark or dusky conditions

Don’t allow them to:

  • Cycle on public roads unsupervised (if under 12)
  • Wear loosely-worn scarves or other clothing that could get caught in the wheels or chain-set
  • Take unnecessary risks

Wearing a seat belt:

Be Safe, Be Seen:

Discuss the importance of wearing high visibility material when out walking or cycling throughout the year, but especially and during the winter months.

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