E-module teaches children cycle safety

08.29 | 21 June | | | 0 comment

A new e-module has been developed to help children develop their knowledge of cycling, including the rules and regulations of riding on the road.

‘Handle It!’ has been produced by UK Global Road Safety (UKGRS) – providers of online e-learning driver risk assessment and training.

The module is aimed at children in Years 5 and 6, and also covers topics including the condition of the bike and rider, signs and road markings and how to negotiate a range of hazards.

The module has been designed for children to complete in their own time and at their own pace and includes a quiz – which, when completed, provides children with a certificate confirming they can now ‘Handle It!’.

UKGRS says other e-modules for cyclists are in development and will be launched later in the year.

Liz Smith, UKGRS, spokesperson, said: “UKGRS had noticed that online training providers in the road safety sector who supply cyclist awareness training modules do so from a drivers’ viewpoint; there is very little in the marketplace for training from the cyclist’s perspective. 

“We chose to start with the ‘Handle It! – Cycle Safely’ e-module as we know this is a very vulnerable age group. At this age, Years 5 and 6, they will be looking to get out on their own and go a little further from home.”

UKGRS is currently offering the module to schools, clubs and organisations and will make a donation of £1 per module purchased. For more information contact Jane Sneddon on 01452 347332 or via email.


 

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