Children and young people are at the heart of Road Safety Week
Thousands of schools, nurseries, colleges, community groups and organisations work together during the UK's biggest road safety event, raising awareness about road safety and helping save lives. Road Safety Week is the ideal time to run road safety lessons and assemblies or launch a campaign for safer local streets.
Road crashes are the biggest non-medical cause of death and serious injury among children and young people. Dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles. That's why it's important to develop pupils' awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community. Plus, road safety is a great topic to engage pupils of all ages, while meeting curriculum goals!
How to get involved
We are currently developing some brand new resources, but below are a few ideas to get you started. If you register using our online form, you'll receive a free online action pack with lots more advice, ideas and resources linked to this year's theme of the Brake Pledge.
Download and share our Road Safety Week marketing flyers to encourage people to register and get involved:
Road Safety Week 2016 marketing flyer - general
Road Safety Week 2016 marketing flyer - educators