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Slower speed = happy people

Road Safety Week is organised by Brake, the road safety charity (November 19th-25th.)

Children – help your parents understand the role they can play and the difference they can make to your safety on the roads! 


Drivers should hit the brake, not a child. They should drive slowly and carefully, never using mobile phones and never drive after drinking alcohol. They should always be watching out for kids who are walking and cycling.

But the sad fact is many drivers aren't slow, careful and safe. So you have to look out for yourself. Never trust traffic.

Here are our top ten tips to help you stay as safe as possible.

1. Hold hands with your mum or dad and make sure really young kids hold hands too.

2. Think hard about where you are going and how you are going to get there using pavements and crossing roads at the safest possible places, such as pelican crossings.

3. Always stop, look and listen before crossing a road. Never cross if you are not sure it is safe and don't follow the bad example of mates who muck about on roads. Play in the park, not near a road.

4. Always wear a cycle helmet and a high visibility vest when on your bike, and don't cycle on roads that have lots or fast traffic on them, or if you haven't been on a road cycling training course.

5. If you are in a car, you need a child seat if you are smaller than 150cm. Don't travel without one.

6. You can help your mum or dad drive safely. Tell them to drive at 20mph or slower in town and to slow down on country roads too. 

7. Ask your mum or dad if you can travel by train or bus rather than use the car. Trains and buses are safer and more fun, and cars are a big cause of pollution, destroying our environment.

8. Tell your teacher to get your school taking part in the Giant Walking Bus. It's a giant march by kids all over Britain telling drivers to slow down. The kids at the top of this page are taking part and you can too!.

9. Get your family involved in our campaign Slower speeds save lives campaign, which is calling on the government to put lower speed limits in towns.


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