Children and young people are at the heart of Road Safety Week
Do you work with children and young people? Then register now to take part in Road Safety Week!
Thousands of schools, nurseries, colleges, community groups and organisations work together during the UK's biggest road safety event, raising awareness about road safety and helping save lives. Road Safety Week is the ideal time to run road safety lessons and assemblies or launch a campaign for safer local streets.
Road crashes are the biggest non-medical cause of death and serious injury among children and young people. Dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles. That's why it's important to develop pupils' awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community. Plus, road safety is a great topic to engage pupils of all ages, while meeting curriculum goals!
How to get involved
We have developed some brand new online resources for 2017, free to all those who register using our online form. The free online action pack includes more advice, ideas and resources, including lesson plans, assembly presentations, activity sheets and fact sheets linked to the 2017 theme of Speed Down Save Lives.
To view some past ideas and inspiration, you can view our short webcast, recorded for Road Safety Week 2016.
Read about what other educators and communities did in 2016, 2015 and 2014.