Our Road Safety section covers areas relating to keeping you and your children safe around roads.
As traffic starts to build up again now lockdown is easing, how do we adjust and make sure children are safe around roads?
Our children have seen people stepping off pavements in order to social distance. Cars have been making the most of empty streets and going at speeds never seen before lockdown. We’re avoiding buses and trains as much as possible. And families are out on bikes with cobwebs still intact.
Roads do not feel like they used to. The simple answer to all this change and strangeness is to go back to the reassuring basics.
Here we share the simple rules families can follow, so everyone stays safe and parents are clear what to teach their children when out and about.
Remember, children often struggle to judge speed and distance until they are at least eight.
It’s mind boggling the difference speed makes to a child’s chances of survival if hit by a car. 20 mph means most children will survive, just 20 mph more and nearly all of them will die.
Information kindly supplied by The Child Accident Prevention Trust