Ensure school journeys are safe, says West Yorkshire Safer Roads Delivery Group (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Ensure school journeys are safe, says West Yorkshire Safer Roads Delivery Group
9:00am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
Parents are being urged to act now to ensure their child’s journey back to school next month is as safe as possible.
West Yorkshire Safer Roads Delivery Group says children who walk to school should be reminded to use suitable crossing points, be alert and avoid distractions such as mobile phones or headphones.
For youngsters who cycle to school, their bikes should be checked and helmets and high-visibility jackets worn.
The group recommends that children cycling to school for the first time should be familiarised with the route, and its junctions, in advance.
Sue Snoddy, Bradford Council’s casualty reduction and road safety partnership manager, said: “Going back to school or starting school for the first time is a big event for children and we need to ensure the journey is as safe as possible.”