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Road Safety Week 2021 – 15-21 November

  • Road Safety Week 2021 – 15-21 November

By taking part in Road Safety Week, you can help children, young people and parents learn about road safety heroes and why road safety matters, and enable them to speak up for safe and healthy journeys.

Why is road safety important for children?

  • Road crashes are the leading cause of death for children and young people worldwide
  • More than six children are killed or seriously injured on roads every day in the UK
  • Road crashes have a devastating effect on families and communities
  • Pollution from traffic causes respiratory illnesses and other diseases
  • Active travel such as walking and cycling is good for the nation’s health and good for the planet

We’ve put together a great set of free teaching resources on the theme of Road Safety Heroes, including lesson plans to deliver in English, PSHE, Citizenship and art; hold a Road Safety Heroes Awards ceremony in assembly; play road safety card games and so much more.

What is a road safety hero?

Everyone who helps make journeys safer and healthier or helps care for someone after a crash is a road safety hero. We can all be road safety heroes too, by using roads safely to protect ourselves and other people.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the amazing work of everyone who helps us make safe and healthy journeys and supports people after a road crash. Tell us about your Road Safety Hero here and get them featured in our Hall of Fame.

Whatever you are planning for Road Safety Week please share on social media using #RoadSafetyWeek and #RoadSafetyHeroes – and don’t forget to tag @brakecharity. Let’s make it the best year ever together!

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