Road Safety GB has published an updated version of its ‘Assessment of Walked Routes to School’ guidelines, which are available free-of-charge to Road Safety GB members.
The guidelines are designed to help officers carry out assessments on walked routes to school where the journey is below the statutory distance. An assessment is normally required where it is claimed that the route is not safe and therefore the local authority should provide free transport.
The guidelines contain a method of assessing walked routes to school and relevant extracts from Acts of Parliament and case law relating to transport to school. This should be taken as a basis from which each local authority can develop their own policy that includes what other factors, if any, are taken into account when offering free transport to those children that live within the statutory distance.
Road Safety GB members can download the updated guidelines from the members’ area of this website. Non-members can purchase a copy from the online shop on this website.
For more information about the guidelines contact Richard Hall on 01724 297346.