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WATCH: Warwickshire schoolchildren and their parents given road safety advice during week of action

Rugby Editorial 18th Nov, 2020   0

ROAD safety tips are being shared with Warwickshire schoolchildren and their parents during National Road Safety Week.

Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) Road Safety Education Team and Safer Neighbourhood Teams from Warwickshire Police have teamed up to develop a virtual assembly to teach kids how to travel safely, follow the Road Safety Code, and wear bright reflective clothing.

Warwickshire Police is also reminding parents to park safely, considerately and legally on the school run.

Sergeant Shaun Bridle said “The National Road Safety Week assembly contains some really important road safety advice not only for the children but also for their parents who might need to use cars to drop off or collect their children from school.

“As well as explaining what unsafe parking looks like to children, we are asking parents to help keep children safe on our roads by parking safely and away from the school gates, even if the weather is bad or they are running late.”

WCC transport spokesman Coun Jeff Clarke said: “Road Safety Education is a skill for life and embedding safe practice should begin as soon as children start to walk, and be built upon steadily throughout their education.

“After the prolonged absence resulting from the first Covid-19 lockdown, we have generally seen an increase in pupils at our schools taking advantage of safe and active travel options, and this is a trend we hope to see continue for the future.

“Our Road Safety Education Team will be using National Road Safety Week 2020 to continue to embed the vital messages around road safety when travelling to schools to both pupils and parents across the county.”

The assembly can be accessed free of charge by all Warwickshire primary schools during National Road Safety Week (November 16-22). Email [email protected] for more information.

Visit for more information about safe and active travel in Warwickshire.

See above to watch the virtual road safety assembly.

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