An education centre in Leicestershire has installed a new pedestrian crossing to help teach vital road safety messages to primary aged school children.
The Warning Zone life-skills centre has various zones where 10 and 11-year-olds are provided with health and safety advice.
The new pedestrian crossing forms part of the road safety zone. It has been developed by Leicestershire County Council’s highways teams, with support from the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP), highways infrastructure company Colas Ltd and traffic light supplier TRP Products.
This makes it ‘as realistic as possible’ to help pupils stay safe on the roads, particularly as they make the transition to senior school.
The road safety zone also offers children an insight into the dangers of using a mobile phone or headphones when crossing the road. Additionally, there is advice on how to keep safe while cycling.
Ozzy O’Shea, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Teaching our children about road safety is incredibly important.
“By working with the organisations who are involved in producing ‘real-life’ road schemes, it ensures the zone is as realistic as possible and offers children the safest environment in which to learn.
“I want to say a huge thank you to the companies we work with on highways projects who have helped us make improvements to this zone a possibility with their kind donations.”