Children wear tattoos to help keep them safe
Preschool children in County Mayo in Ireland are wearing tattoos to remind their parents to ‘Belt Me Up Every Time’.
Noel Gibbons, Mayo’s road safety officer, said that children, especially those under five, cannot be responsible for keeping themselves safe.
Noel Gibbons said: “Children from local preschools and childcare centres are learning about the importance of seatbelt wearing and road safety over the coming weeks, and they will go home wearing tattoos reminding parents to buckle them up safely before they set off on their journey.”
Noel Gibbons says the initiative is effective because “teachers tell children and children then tell parents what they have learned”. He adds that children love tattoos which are a temporary visual reminder to parents to always ensure children travel safely.
The campaign has the support of the local Gardai (police) who will concentrate on non-seatbelt wearing over the next few weeks.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Is this the end for the red traffic light?
Vehicle hire specialist Northgate delves into the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory project.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert