The first of our four live online forums took place earlier today (12.00 – 13.00 Tues 5 May) and focused on the issue of children and cycling in safety.
Our three cycling experts – Elaine Beckett (London Borough of Hackney) Trish Hirst and Lynne Thomas (both City of York Council) – answered seven questions during the session.
People can still submit q question by visiting the forum but the answer will not be provided in ‘real time’.
Road Safety GB has also produced a simple guide giving advice about teaching children basic cycling safety. The guide is available free of charge and covers issues including the bike itself, what to wear and visibility when cycling, wearing a helmet, journey planning and knowing your limits as a cyclist.
The other online forums scheduled for this week are:
• Weds 6 May: setting up and running a JRSO scheme
• Thurs 7 May: in-car safety for children
• Friday 8 May: children as pedestrians
Other resources produced in the UK in support of Global Road Safety Week are:
• A suite of road safety resources for children – including activity sheets, maps and country profilers – which are available free to download.
• A series of simple ‘how to’ guides to help educators and others teach basic road safety to children.
• A database of road safety professionals with expertise with regard to child road safety, who are willing to provide advice and support to people in other parts of the world.