Road Safety Support
Safer walking and crossing the road
Online road safety resources for primary and secondary age, including films and games and interactive activities available on DfT Think! website to help teach your child how to cross the road safely.
Visit the Dft Think! website to teach your child about wearing high visibility and reflective clothing while out walking or cycling. Our “Time to Shine” campaign using high-vis rocks with a bingo game is offered to primary schools for weekly loan over the winter months.
Teaching aids available on loan for nurseries/pre-schools include zebra crossing mat, Street Feet road safety training kit (with road layout, signs and tabards), related books and games.
Louis Taylor road safety TiE shows using magic, humour and puppetry run over 4 weeks annually in schools for KS1 and KS2 age children including Safer Steps show for Year 3 and Road Rangers show for nursery/pre-school age.
NEW for 2019 – Safer Steps interactive online storybook resource for Year 3 pupils to support practical pedestrian training with parents. Our new 30 minute Safer Steps show (with Louis Taylor) runs in the autumn term and complements this resource that Year 3 pupils will have access to via their school.
Scooter Heroes is a fun way of working with children to think about using their scooters safely. There’s a comic book to read which is full of fun activities to do. There is also further advice on how to help keep children safe. Visit the Safer Roads Scooter Heroes website to find out more.
Child Car Seats
Children must be appropriately restrained when travelling in a car. For information and tips on how to choose a child car seat, the law and safety standards go to Child Seat Safety's website.
A child car seat clinic runs once a year in Wokingham Borough with specialists to offer checks and advice.
The Booster Boy campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to use booster seats in cars for children under the height of 135cm.
- Good Egg website - find out about how they are raising awareness of common child seat fitting errors, and how to rectify them to improve in-car child safety
- Watch the YouTube video on child car seat safety - which demonstrates ‘common faults’ with the way child seats are fitted including loose or twisted harnesses, padded clothing, ‘buckle crunch’ (where the adult belt rests on the child seat) and incorrect seat belt routing and how easy it is to rectify these
For further information and advice on safe walking and cycling for children visit:
If you would like any further information about any of these topics please contact us.