School’s out! Road Safety for the summer holidays

School’s out!

Here are some road safety tips on how to keep your children safe whether they’re walking, cycling or passengers over the school holidays.

Remind kids of the 4 main messages from their school road safety calendars.

  • Always wear your seat belt – on every journey in the car
  • Cycle Safely – ensure the bicycle is safe and wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Stop, Look, & Listen – every time you need to cross the road
  • Never distract your driver – let them concentrate on the road.

Reinforce these messages throughout the summer holidays.

Child restraints and seat belts

If you are driving with children as passengers under 14 years of age in the car you are responsible for their safety.

It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure children under the age of 14 years old are strapped in properly.

Don’t guess. Make it your priority to read this information about seat belts and child restraints, so you have the official guidance.

Cycle Safety

Children should be encouraged to cycle as it is a good way to get around and stay fit.  Lots of schools offer Cycling Proficiency training to their pupils.

The Green Cross Code: Stop Look Listen

Children should not go out alone until they are old enough to know the Green Cross Code and use it properly.  See Highway Code Rule 7 a-e ‘The Green Cross Code’  and find out more about The Green Cross Code on nidirect.

Never distract your driver

Children should never distract the driver as it puts everyone in the car, as well as other road users, in danger.

Enjoy the summer safely!

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