Why is road safety important for schools?

  • 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
  • Road crashes cost the UK economy around £36 billion every year.

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.


Help children and young people become road safety leaders and celebrate the road safety heroes in your community

Road safety is the perfect topic for a lesson or project that can really engage, protect and benefit children and young people, and Road Safety Week is the perfect time to do it.

We've out together a great set of teaching resources on the theme of Road Safety Heroes, with assemblies, lesson plans, games, activity sheets, posters, factsheets and more. We'll keep updating this page as more resources become available.


Nurseries, childminders and primary schools

Our resources for young children are suitable for different ages and abilities. Click on the links below to download and print:

  • Lesson plans
  • Assembly
  • Postcard to send home and letter to parents
  • Certificates
  • Colouring sheets
  • Activity sheets
  • Posters
  • Road safety hero card games
Road safety hero card games

Road Safety Heroes card games

You can use these fun card games featuring different road safety hero characters to play simple matching and counting games. Use the numbers and flashcards to help you talk about people who help us make safe journeys and support people after a crash.

Coming soon...

  • A short animation about ROAD SAFETY HEROES to watch at home, in class, in assembly

Secondary schools

Coming soon...

Support Road Safety Week with a special project, lesson or workshop related to the theme ROAD SAFETY HEROES


What else can I do?

Order selfie props and stickers

We've put together a great selection of fun props to support your Road Safety Week activities and help you spread the message that everyone can be a ROAD SAFETY HERO. Go to the Brake shop to order selfie props, stickers or wheelie bin stickers, or make it easy and choose one of the great bundles we've put together.

Buy a giant Road Safety Week banner

At 5m x 1m a giant Road Safety Week banner is a great way to shout out for road safety. Choose from one of our eye-catching designs, add your logo and display on your building or in your community. Discounts are available for multiple purchases. Email corporate@brake.org.uk to find out more.

Fundraise for Brake

Enjoy a cuppa and a slice of something nice at a Road Safe-Tea Day or hold a dress-down day with a difference with one of our Road Safe-Tee Days. Help us support more families affected by road crashes and campaign for safer journeys for everyone. Find out more.