Parents and carers should ensure that they and their children
understand about road safety.
Parents or carers of children have a responsibility for the
safety of their charges, including road safety.
Many leave it to teachers at their children’s schools to deal
with road safety issues, though they should do this, it is not
enough and as a parent or carer you should also teach your
children about road safety.
During 2006 on average 5 children aged 0 to 3 years were
killed or seriously injured on the UK's roads every week.
Approximately 27 children aged 4 to 11 were killed or
seriously injured weekly during 2006.
Whilst youngsters aged 12 to 16 were the most at risk of
being killed or seriously injured in
cycle accidents or
Parents or carers can reduce the risk to children on our
roads by ensuring small children have the
correctly fitted car seats on every car journey, or if on
foot that children can
be easily seen by road users.
Parents or carers should ensure that children understand the
Green Cross Code as soon as they are able, and ensure they
know how to
cycle safely, ask at their school about
cycling proficiency courses.
Children should never be allowed near roads alone whatever
their age unless they understand about road safety whether
cycling or on foot.
No one likes road
accidents, but it is particularly upsetting when children
are involved, especially when teaching them road safety may have
So make sure your child learns road safety and stays road
The government has produced information on Travelling to
school available at
Kids can learn more about road safety whilst having fun by