Helping children and young people to stay safer is a high priority for the UK Government, and for Leeds City Council, and preventing death and serious injury on the roads is an important part of that.
The risk of a child pedestrian being involved in a road accident rises significantly when they start school.
Most schools, nurseries and children’s centres will have some arrangements for teaching about road safety, and will have policies in place which help keep children safer on the roads when they are in the care of staff, whether as passengers, pedestrians or cyclists.
Use the links on this page for information, and resources for teaching Road Safety, or contact the Road Safety Unit:
Telephone 0113 2475198
School Travel Plans
Many schools also have school travel plans which help parents and carers, children and staff to find safer and environmentally friendly ways to get to and from school. See 'Related Pages' below.
Bikeability Cycle Training
The Bikeability scheme has been developed by the government to a national standard and is currently offered free of charge to Leeds’ schools.
Cycle Training in Leeds is now delivered by the Bikeability Team. The extended course runs over 1½ days and includes on-road training.
Junior Road Safety Officers
This scheme enables pupils to help promote road safety awareness in and around their primary school. See 'Related Pages' below.
Teaching ideas and resources
For teaching ideas for early years (under 5's), lower primary (Key Stage 1), Department for Transport resources can be accessed from the Think Resource Centre and the Think Education Centre. Think Education Centre. Car manufacturer Renault also have an excellent Safety Matters site for pupils aged 7-11 years along with their parents/carers and teachers.
Child Car Seat Information
The Law, carrying children safely, types of Child Seats, Search for help & advice, and Child Car Seat Film Clips