New research has revealed that almost half (49 per cent) of children aged 6-11 in England have not received any form of pedestrian safety training in the past 12 months, despite road accidents being the leading cause of accidental death for children of that age.

The RoSPA survey, carried out by YouGov, also showed a strong desire among parents for more road safety lessons, with nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) saying they would like to see more practical pedestrian training being given to their children

RoSPA has produced free downloadable resources designed to help schools where road safety officer support is not available. The resources provide advice and information on how to organise pedestrian training for children in years 3-4.

Please click here for more resources from ROSPA

Nick Lloyd, RoSPA’s acting head of road safety, said: “Our survey has highlighted a clear need for more road safety training to be delivered to primary school-aged children, especially when considering the level of child road injury rates. RoSPA research has shown a gap in provision for younger children, particularly those in Key Stage 1. “

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