The latest resources to be produced in support of Global Road Safety Week (GRSW) 2015 comprise a series of simple guides to help people in other part of the world to deliver basic road safety instruction to children.
The focus for GRSW (4-10 May 2015) is child road safety. Using the slogan #SaveKidsLives, the UN Road Safety Collaboration campaign is seeking to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads, and generate action to better ensure their safety.
Here in the UK, a comprehensive programme of activities and resources is being prepared by an alliance of road safety organisations headed by Road Safety GB.
The guides are intended to be used by teachers and others involved in educating children who may have little or no road safety expertise or resources. The guides cover children as pedestrians, as cyclists, travelling on public transport and by car. There is also a guide giving advice about setting up a junior road safety officer peer-to-peer scheme, and another giving general tips and advice about teaching road safety to children.
The guides are available free of charge from the GRSW section on the Road Safety GB website. Other resources available include a database of road safety professionals with expertise relating to child road safety, and a series of resources for children both here in the UK and overseas.