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A road safety policy for your school or nursery

Below is a template road safety policy that schools and nurseries can use and adapt according to your needs. It provides a bedrock on which you can build a range of road safety initiatives to help pupils and others in your community to be safe. Use our guide to teaching road safety to develop your initiatives.

OUR SCHOOL/NURSERY ROAD SAFETY POLICY

  1. The safety of our children will always come first. Our most important priority is to prevent the death or injury of a child while in our care.

  2. If out and about with pupils on foot, we will always prioritise walking safely, in line with the latest safety advice.

  3. If transporting pupils by vehicle, we will always prioritise doing so safely, in line with the latest safety advice.

  4. We will teach road safety within the classroom, integrating into project work in a range of curriculum lessons as well as teaching separately in safety and citizenship lessons, and reviewing the amount and quality annually.

  5. (For establishments with available safe road environments.) We will teach practical pedestrian and cycle training at the roadside in line with best practice advice.

  6. We will get involved in useful awareness-raising initiatives that promote road safety in our wider community, such as Road Safety Week, Beep Beep! Day for pre-schoolers and Brake's Giant Walk for primary pupils.

  7. We will aim to improve the safety and environmental standards of transport to and from our premises by having a School Travel Plan that aims to reduce use of cars and improve the safety of children on foot or bikes and that we implement and update annually.

 

Beep Beep! Day

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Every year thousands of tots and infants aged 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their school, nursery, playgroup or childminder, to help save little lives. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

We produce brand new free and low-cost resources to help you run your events and reinforce those important road safety messages. Our national dates for 2019 are:

Wednesday 20 March
Wednesday 17 July
Wednesday 20 November, During UK Road Safety Week 2019

Use the button below to register for free. Everyone who registers will receive a free e-resource pack or for a small fee you can receive our Beep Beep! Day bumper resource pack!

REGISTER NOW

 
The Bumper Pack contains stickers and certificates for all children taking part, posters to promote your event to parents, a hand print poster for children to learn about holding hands, laminated activity and song cards, a large road map, activity poster with cut-out shapes, and even balloons!

Order your pack here for just £12.60 (per 50 children, including VAT) or email beepbeep@brake.org.uk.

If you have already purchased a bumper pack for a previous event, you can buy a replenishment pack to top up your stickers and certificates. These are just £6.60 ( per 50 children, including VAT) and also include our themed resources for your event. Please call us on 01484 550061 to pay by card or email us for any other method of payment.

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Running a Beep Beep! Day is also a great way to raise valuable funds for Brake's work, by inviting tots to come along to the day dressed in their brightest clothes in return for a donation to Brake. Funds raised go towards Brake's work supporting families bereaved by road crashes and campaigning for road safety. You can get some great ideas for fundraising here. For more inspiration take a look at what everyone got up to in 2017.

 

Already got a bumper pack?
If you have already bought a bumper pack and can reuse some of the resources, then why not add to it with our add-on bundle, which includes new resources on one of the four themes, plus extra stickers, certificates and balloons. Order this for just £6.60 (per 50 children and inclusive of VAT) or email beepbeepday@brake.org.uk.

You can also browse our online guides to teaching road safety to help you take action on road safety on any day of the year.

Do you know anyone else who would like to run a Beep Beep! Day? Share our marketing flyer with them!
Need it in Welsh? View our Welsh flyer.

Once you have run your Beep Beep! Day, please let us know how it went by filling in our online feedback form. Everyone who gives us their valuable feedback will receive a free thank you letter and certificate in the post. If you don’t have time to give us feedback you can still receive your certificate, just drop us a line to let us know your event took place.

If you would like to receive information about other opportunities and events please sign up at our preference centre.

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A huge thank you to our Beep Beep! Day sponsor Churchill.
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Carrying Pre-Schoolers

cycle4life_7There is a huge range of products on the market designed to transport children by bike, from front and rear-mounted child seats, to trailers, tag-alongs and tow bars. Which is the best for you depends on: your own experience and fitness; number of children; size, age of children; route choice and surface; traffic levels and danger; distance you are planning to ride. If you can, try before you buy. Most cycle hire centres stock a variety of bikes and child-seat accessories that you can test out with your children.

Be aware that child carriers increase the size of your bike, alter the balance of your bike and can make manoeuvring more challenging. Child seats on bikes aren’t safety seats with crash protection, and uncovered seats offer no protection from the elements either - a child who is not pedalling can get very cold or sunburnt so ensure they are well wrapped up / have suncream on. Trailers place your child at the level of vehicles’ wheels and exhaust fumes, and Brake consequently does not recommend they are used on roads. They can be great on off-road, well surfaced cycle trails.

Useful links reviewing cycle child carriers:
Why Cycle
London Cycling Campaign


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Charity calls on nurseries: run a Beep Beep! Day this Spring to save little lives

11 April 2014

Brake, the road safety charity
news@brake.org.uk

Anyone working with children aged two to seven can host a Beep Beep! Day on a day of their choice, as part of this UK-wide initiative by Brake andChurchill Car Insurance, which involved 27,000 children last year.

Beep Beep! Days involve running creative, educational activities using guidance and resources from Brake, such as creating a poster of hand prints saying ‘we hold hands’, singing road safety songs and baking traffic light biscuits. The activities teach tots the road safety basics and encourage parents to consider the vital steps they need to take to keep their family safe. Children taking part can raise funds in support of Brake’s work campaigning for safer roads and supporting bereaved and injured crash victims.

Beep Beep! Days are also a great way for nurseries, playgroups and parents to get behind Brake’s GO 20 campaign.GO 20 calls for safer roads in communities so families can walk and cycle for their health, enjoyment and sustainable travel. Brake is calling for action from authorities to make walking and cycling safer, and appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools and shops.Brake can send out a GO 20 press release to local media for Beep Beep! Day participants, to get the message out.

REGISTER!Nurseries, playgroups, childminders, infant schools and children’s centres can sign up now to run a Beep Beep! Day and receive a FREE bumper resource pack, including posters, stickers and activity ideas. Go towww.brake.org.uk/beepbeepday,call 01484 559909 or emailbeepbeep@brake.org.uk.

Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, says:As the weather warms up and more families start getting out and about, spring is an ideal time for nurseries and playgroups to promote road safety, to help save little lives. Organising a Beep Beep! Day is a fun, simple way to teach tots and infants the road safety basics, plus it’s great for persuading parents and everyone in the area that protecting children on roads is vital. Brake provides a bumper pack of resources to help you run a great Beep Beep! Day and get the road safety message out. We can also help publicise your event through local media, appealing to drivers to slow down to protect families in your community. We’re calling on anyone who works with two to seven year-olds to register to be part of this life-saving initiative.”

Steve Barrett, head of Motor new business at Churchill Insurance, said: “We are proud to once again be supporting Beep Beep! Day, an initiative that helps hundreds of nurseries and playgroups across the UK raise awareness about road safety. Too many children are injured or killed on our roads each day. Beep Beep! Day is a great way to start educating tots and infants on road safety, as well as raising awareness among drivers, including parents and grandparents, of the need to drive with extreme care when young children are about.”

About children’s road safety
Traffic is the second biggest killer of children, and the biggest non-medical killer [1]. In 2012, 61 children were killed and 2,211 were seriously injured on UK roads: that’s six under-16s seriously hurt or killed each day. The majority (85%) of children killed or seriously injured on roads are on foot or bicycle [2].

About Brake
Brake is an independent road safety charity, originating in the UK in 1995 and now with domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and working globally to promote action on road safety.

Brake exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaigns,community education, a Fleet Safety Forum, services for road safety practitioners, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week.Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.


Churchill
Founded in 1989, Churchill is now one of the UK's leading providers of general insurance, offering car, home, travel and pet insurance cover over the phone or on-line.

Churchill general insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England No 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Churchill and U K Insurance Limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc. 

Customers can find out more about Churchill products or get a quote by calling 0800 200300 or visiting www.churchill.com

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[1 ]Death registrations in England and Wales: Table 2 Deaths by age, sex and underlying cause, 2010 registrations, ONS, 2011
[2] Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2012 annual report, Department for Transport, 2013

Great ideas for your Beep Beep! Day

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It's really easy and fun to take part in Beep Beep! Day and help save little lives.

Read on for our eight steps to a great Beep Beep! Day to get important road safety messages across to ensure children and their families.

There are also lots of ways you can raise funds for Brake and support our work with bereaved families during your Beep Beep! Day so thank you in advance for helping the charity!

Even if you only do two or three of these ideas, you'll still have a great day. Read on and get planning!

BeB_step_1_1Colourful tots! Children are sponsored to wear something crazily colourful - hats, tops, or socks, or whatever they've got.

It makes a great picture for your noticeboard and newsletter and helps emphasise the importance of drivers watching out for kids by slowing down and taking special care around children's homes and your premises.

BB_step_2_1Hand print and paint for safety! Make a giant hand print poster for your foyer using kids' hands and poster paints to help parents and children understand the importance of holding hands. Write across the top: "Going home? Hold hands!" You could also make a giant poster of pavements, roads, parks and buildings while kids cut out pictures of people, kids, buggies, dogs and vehicles from old magazines. Then get kids to stick the pictures in the safest places; children on pavements and in parks, while vehicles go on roads. Or print off copies of our colour-in poster downloads in our teaching resource centre.

BB_step_3_1Sing, listen, learn!Sing a road safety song with actions using the words stop, go, pavement and hold hands. Invent new verses to Wheels on the bus, such as "The children and the grown ups all hold hands, all hold hands, all hold hands". Listen to road noises recorded in advance eg. an ambulance, car, pelican crossing. Can the children tell what they are? Talk to kids using key road safety words such as pavement, kerb, road, car, danger, traffic, stop, look, and listen. Play road safety games on the internet. Or use this leader-led lesson script to teach simple messages including 'wheels go faster than legs', 'traffic is hard and you are soft'. It includes a great rhyme about crossing roads safely (with your mum or dad).

BB_step_4_1Get wet for safety!Invite your local fire service to come in and help the children wash parents' cars in return for a Beep Beep! donation. Kids love getting wet and busy, and fire hoses are very exciting. It's also a great way to teach kids that cars feel hard and are big and kids are soft and small. You can also use it as an opportunity to get kids to hand out to parents campaign flyers they have made themselves, for example with pictures of people holding hands, or kids using child seats, and carrying messages on them that you write, such as Hold hands, Use child seats, Slow Down.

BB_step_5_1Ride on! Make chalked-on roads in your secure playground/garden or hall and cardboard traffic lights, pelican crossings and zebra crossings! Sometimes, your local authority road safety team can lend you pretend road equipment too. Kids 'drive' on any ride-on, scooter or bike, supervised by staff or practise crossing the pretend roads safely on foot. Staff shout out instructions, for example, red means stop, green means go! Safety first! Use as an opportunity to teach key language, such as pavements, traffic, stop, slow, hold hands, kerb, etc.

BB_step_6_1Celebrity visit! Why not ask your local crossing patrol person or police officer to come along and help on the day and explain why they wear a big yellow coat? Young children love someone in uniform and they are often happy to help! Make sure this professional understands the messages you want them to deliver. Pre-school children are too young to be taught how to cross roads unaccompanied. It is much more important and valuable to teach them key road safety language and to teach them to hold hands, stay still in their child seat, and to stay on pavements and away from dangerous traffic.  You could also invite along Brake's mascot Zak the Zebra! He is a busy zebra, so book early!

BB_step_7_1Bake for Brake at break time! Follow this yummy traffic-light biscuit recipe and then scoff them with the kids, saving some to flog to parents to raise more money for Brake! Or have traffic light fruit at break time to be super-healthy: strawberries, satsumas and kiwis do the trick! It's a great opportunity to teach kids that red means stop, and to teach them about street equipment such as traffic lights and safer places to cross such as traffic-light controlled crossings. Show them pictures of these things, or take them on a closely-supervised walk on a safe pavement to show them a traffic-light controlled crossing (one adult per two children so you have a hand for each child).

BB_step_8_1Raise wider awareness through local media! Beep Beep! Day is a great way to raise awareness among local drivers of the importance of driving slowly and safely in communities to protect families. Getting coverage in local media helps to get this important message out, it's great publicity for you, plus kids and parents often love being in the local paper or on the radio! You can use the template press release Brake emails you (once your day is set up) to invite local media, plus you can ring up local journalists and photographers a day or two before to invite them. Just make sure you have parental permission for photos and filming. Contact us at beepbeep@brake.org.uk if you need more advice getting media along.

Easy peasy isn't it? For your free organiser's pack,register now.

New film from road safety charity calls on drivers to keep children safe in cars by using child seats

News from Brake
Wednesday 27 June 2018
beepbeep@brake.org.uk

  • Children should sit in a correctly sized child seat until they are 150cm tall
  • 30-second animation can be viewed here
  • 40,000 children take part in a Beep Beep! Day across UK

Road safety charity Brake has created a new short, animated film to help promote the importance of using child seats in cars.

The film uses simple, fun imagery to show why it’s so important for children to sit in correctly sized and fitted restraints. Crucially, it reminds drivers of the need to use child seats in cars until a child is 150cm tall. Although the law states that children should be seated in an appropriate restraint until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall [1], Brake and other road safety professionals recommend that child seats are used until they are 150cm tall. It is widely regarded that adult seat belts do not provide enough protection to children below that height [2].

The film is part of a suite of resources created by the charity and Churchill Car Insurance for schools, nurseries, playgroups and childminders running a Beep Beep! Day.

The Beep Beep! Day project, now in its 15th year, aims to engage children with road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

On Wednesday 27 June, more than 40,000 children, aged 2–7, are due to take part in a Beep Beep! Day across the UK.

Brake produces free and low-cost resources for educators to use, as well as advice for them to pass on to grown-ups. In 2017, more than 2,000 nurseries, schools and childminders registered to take part in a Beep Beep! Day, helping spread important messages to more than 350,000 children.

Beep Beep! Days take place three times a year. In March, nearly 19,000 children took part in the project, and even more have signed up to get involved on Wednesday 21 November – during UK Road Safety Week.

Beep Beep! Days also provide an ideal opportunity for nurseries, schools and childminders to fundraise for Brake, by encouraging children to dress in stripy clothes in exchange for donations. Funds raised help the charity to campaign for safer roads and support people who have been bereaved or seriously injured following a road crash.

To find out more or register for a Beep Beep! Day, visitwww.brake.org.uk/beepbeepday, call 01484 550061 or email beepbeep@brake.org.uk.

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager at Brake, said:“An adult seat belt is not designed to protect a child. Using a properly fitted child restraint that is appropriate for the child’s height reduces the risk of death and can help to prevent serious injuries. Beep Beep! Days are a great way to start talking to children about basic road safety messages, but they are also an ideal opportunity for us to get important messages home to grown-ups – and that includes using correctly fitted child seats. It’s fantastic that so many children are taking part in a Beep Beep! Day today and we hope educators will enjoy using our new resources to support this cause.”

Sophie Frampton, manager at Churchill Car Insurance, said:“We are very proud to be supporting Beep Beep! Day once again this year. The new video adds to the wide range of resources made available to those participating, to not only make this a fun day, but a day that makes a difference and hopefully saves lives. Too many children die or are seriously injured on our roads each week. Beep Beep! Day is a great way of starting to talk to young children about road safety, as well as raising awareness among drivers, including parents and grandparents, of the need to drive with extreme care when young children are about.”

*** images available on request be emailing beepbeep@brake.org.uk ***

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Notes to Editors:

References

  1. https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules
  2. Regulation No 44 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) — Uniform provisions concerning the approval of restraining devices for child occupants of power-driven vehicles (‘Child Restraint Systems’), United Nations, 2010

About Brake

Brake is a national road safety and sustainable transport charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop the needless deaths, serious injuries and pollution occurring on our roads every day. We work to make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake's vision is a world where there are zero road deaths and injuries, and people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair. We do this by pushing for legislative change through national campaignscommunity education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Follow Brake on TwitterFacebook, or The Brake Blog and use #beepbeepday

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

About Churchill

Founded in 1989, Churchill is now one of the UK's leading providers of general insurance, offering car, home, travel and pet insurance cover over the phone or on-line.

Churchill general insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England and Wales No 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. 

Churchill and U K Insurance Limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc.  

Customers can find out more about Churchill products or get a quote by calling 0300 200300 or visiting www.churchill.com

Nurseries urged to run Beep Beep! Days for Road Safety Week

 Brake, the road safety charity

7 August 2012
Tel: 01484 559909 Email: news@brake.org.uk

Nurseries and playgroups are being encouraged to teach toddlers fun, simple road safety lessons and promote road safety to parents by hosting a Beep Beep! Day in Road Safety Week (19-25 November), the UK's flagship road safety event coordinated by the charity Brake. It's a chance to promote life-saving messages to kids, parents, and the wider community.

Brake's theme for Road Safety Week 2012 is 'Slower speeds = happy people'. Brake will be emphasising the importance of making it safer for families to walk and cycle in their communities, for their health and enjoyment and as a sustainable transport choice. Brake will be calling for action from authorities to make walking and cycling safer, and appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph in communities and look out for children and adults on foot and bikes. Read more

Road Safety Week is about thousands of communities, schools and organisations taking action on road safety, and there are lots of simple ways to get involved. Anyone can register now to get a free e-action pack with resources, guidance and ideas at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

Brake is particularly encouraging nurseries to host a Beep Beep! Day during the Week, as part of a UK-wide initiative supported by Churchill Car Insurance. A Beep Beep! Day can involve fun road safety activities, from creating giant posters, to practising holding hands, to singing road safety songs and baking traffic light biscuits. The activities teach tots the basics of road safety and encourage parents to consider the vital steps they need to take to keep their family safe. It's also a chance for nurseries to raise funds in support of Brake's work campaigning for safer roads and supporting bereaved or injured crash victims.

All nurseries running Beep Beep! Days get a free bumper pack of resources, including posters, stickers and sponsorship envelopes. Plus they have the option of Brake issuing a press release to local media promoting their event and Brake's campaign.

Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend says: "Road Safety Week is an ideal opportunity for nurseries to help make our streets safer, greener, more pleasant places; and organising a Beep Beep! Day is a fun, simple way to get involved. Nurseries can not only help teach tots the road safety basics, but they can also play a key role in persuading parents and the wider community that protecting children on roads should be a top priority. During Road Safety Week, Brake will be appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph in communities and look out for kids and adults on foot and bicycle. We're calling on nurseries everywhere to join this vital campaign: register now on the Road Safety Week website to get free resources and inspiration on spreading life-saving messages in your community."

Go to www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk then educators for more ideas and to register. Or sign up for Beep Beep! Day on 01484 559909 or beepbeep@brake.org.uk.

About Brake

Brake is an independent road safety charity. Brake exists to stop the five deaths and 66 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. Brake runs awareness-raising campaigns, community education programmes, events such as Road Safety Week (19-25 November 2012), and a Fleet Safety Forum, providing advice to companies. Brake's support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are man-made, preventable, violent events that devastate lives. Brake does not use the term accidents because it undermines work to reduce road risk and causes insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by road death or injury.

Churchill

Founded in 1989, Churchill is now one of the UK's leading providers of general insurance, offering car, home, travel and pet insurance cover over the phone or on-line.

Churchill general insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England and Wales no 1179980. U K Insurance Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Churchill and U K Insurance Limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc, the number one car and home insurer in the UK (based on policies in force 2010) and is wholly owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Customers can find out more about Churchill products or get a quote by calling 0800 200300 or visiting www.churchill.com

Schools & communities

Working in partnership with Churchill Lollipoppers

Schools, nurseries, colleges and community groups can make a huge difference to road safety. By speaking out together about the need for safer streets and safer road use, we can make our communities safer, nicer and greener, help people to live active lifestyles, and stop needless tragedies before they happen.

Here are some of the main ways you can get involved:

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.

To take part and register for your free action pack, please visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.

Schools

Road safety is a great subject in which to engage children and young people. It's a subject even the youngest children know something about because everyone uses roads, and road danger impacts on everyone. It’s also a vitally important subject.

Road crashes are a major cause of death and injury among the young, with the risk rising as children reach secondary school age and have more independence. Danger from traffic is also a big factor in whether children and young people are able to walk and cycle to school, to the park or to see friends, and therefore their ability to be healthy and socially active.

Our guide to teaching road safety has ideas for lessons and activities for children and young people aged 2 to 18, including some that can be run in assemblies or citizenship lessons, and some that can be incorporated into subjects like Maths, Science, Drama and English.

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Hundreds of nurseries, pre-schools and children's centres run Beep Beep! Days each year using resources from Brake. These fun days teach tots and infants road safety basics while raising awareness among parents.

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Primary schools

Brake’s Kids Walk sees thousands of children aged 4-11 from across the country put their best feet forward to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking. Teachers get free resources to help run their event, including lesson and assembly slides, posters, banners and activity sheets.

 

Secondary schools

If you teach or work with young people, you can help them understand the issues around road safety and sustainable travel, make safe and sustainable choices, and speak out for responsible road use. Use our online resources, including posters, interactive tools and videos, or order our hard copy resources including posters, leaflets and a DVD.

Families

Many families have concerns about road safety, from being able to walk and cycle safely in your community – and deciding whether to allow your child to walk or cycle alone – to concerns about teenagers being in danger as passengers or new drivers. To get involved and champion road safety in your family, please click here.

Communities

Are you worried about road danger in your area? Are local people crying out for lower speed limits or better pavements, paths and crossings? Get campaigning, with our advice, and make your streets safer.

Fundraising

Fundraise for Brake:help us continue our vital work by running a local fundraiser, which can help raise awareness about road safety too. See our fundraising ideas.

Use our road safety resources

We have a great range of road safety resources (some available free of charge) available to order or download from our online shop. You'll also find road safety advice on different topics here.

Keep in touch

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Sign up for our educators' bulletin

Schools, nurseries and colleges can make an enormous difference to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by teaching, promoting and campaigning for road safety - and Brake can help. There are lots of ways we can support you make a difference, through our national events, schemes and resources.

A great way to keep up to date with our work and how you can get involved is to sign up for our FREE termly educators' e-bulletin, packed with road safety updates for you.

If you would like to receive information about other opportunities and events please sign up at our preference centre.

You can also read about our Beep Beep! Day for tots and infants, Brake's Kids Walk for primary schools, and Road Safety Week for everyone! Plus check out our online guides to teachingand campaigningon road safety.