Established more than 20 years ago, the road charity; Break, founded Road Safety Week ; an annual event to raise awareness about road safety and promote steps which can be taken to prevent needless deaths and injuries year-round.
Break’s figures show that every 24 seconds someone is killed on a road. More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5-29. These figures show it is essential to develop pupil’s awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community. Road safety is a great topic to engage pupils of all ages, whilst meeting curriculum goals.
The theme for 2019 is ‘Step up for Safe Streets’ with Brake asking all road users to learn about, shout about and celebrate the design-led solutions that can enable everyone travel safely. It encourages everyone to play a part in creating a safe and healthy future, through pledging road safety and calling for changes in policies and procedures.
We at The Education Network are always taking huge steps to get involved and ensure the safety of school children across the UK by backing road safety charity; The Conies and their campaign.
The Conies new nationally endorsed early learning programme for primary schools features a family of traffic cones that deliver safety messages through their adventures.
Let us know how you are participating in Road Safety Week. We hope to hear from you so that together we can spread the word of road safety in schools nationally, potentially preventing many accidents.
We have created a short video discussing road safety, to watch it please click here.