Good Egg Safety has provided 20 councils across England and Scotland with online access to its safety guides.
Good Egg Safety has created a webpage from where the guides are easily accessible via council websites. The guides have traditionally been in print form, but Good Egg Safety says it is ‘moving with the times’ by offering offering ‘life-saving advice online with these free flipbooks available at families’ fingertips’.
Participating councils can choose which online guides they would like to provide for their residents, including:
- Child car seat safety – advice for parents of children from birth to 12 years
- New drivers – information for learner and new drivers on how to get and keep their licence
- Parents of new drivers – advice for parents of young drivers on how to help keep them safe on the road
- In-home child safety – information and tips to help keep children aged from birth to five years safe in the home.
- Family cycling – advice for all the family about cycling safely.
- Older persons – a guide for older people on how to be safe while driving, cycling and using public transport.
- New riders – safety information for those thinking about and starting to ride motorcycles.
Jan James, CEO of Good Egg Safety, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer all residents within each of these council areas, free access to vital information we know parents want and need.
“Because of drastic cuts in public spending, it has become increasingly difficult for our local authority partners to afford these publications. With this free digital access, many more families can get access to this potentially life-saving information.”
Road Safety Scotland (RSS) has a dedicated platform hosting the In-Car Child safety guide.
Michael McDonnell, RSS director, said: “Many parents are horrified to find that their child car seats aren’t fitted properly and, therefore don’t give the protection their children need.
“By offering easy access to vital free information using Good Egg Safety’s new digital platforms, these parents can get everything they need to know to be able to make better safer choices.”
Councils benefitting with the free resources are:
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, City of Edinburgh, East Ayrshire, Fife, Highland, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire.
Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Tameside, Trafford, Liverpool, Leeds, Kirklees.
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