An e-petition has been launched which calls on the Government to make road safety lessons a statutory part of Key Stage 1 National Curriculum provision.
The e-petition, launched by webuyanycar.com in association with Brake, has to date attracted 1,556 signatures and closes on 3 June 2014.
It urges the Government to ensure road safety is taught in schools at an early age “to help reduce the number of child fatalities and injuries on British roads”.
Highlighting the number of children killed on Britain’s roads, the e-petition says: “Between October 2011 and September 2012, 24,860 people were killed or seriously injured on British roads. Almost 10% (2,360) were children (DfT).
“To increase awareness at an early age in a child’s development will save lives especially as they become drivers in later life.
“Over the last 24 months, the numbers killed or seriously injured has increased year-on-year – while investment in road safety education and public awareness materials has been cut.
“Every child should have a right to this vital information, not subject to a lottery based on the school they attend and the importance the institution places on it.”
Click here to view the e-petition.