Road Safety

To nurture the skills of resilience is key to providing young people with the ability to cope with stress, adversity, failure and challenges. Resilience is evident when young people have a greater ability to “bounce back” when faced with difficulties and achieve positive outcomes.

Resilience empowers the individual to recognise that following road safety rules can prevent accidents and potential deaths. It allows them to be aware and share good practices with their peers, families and other members of the community.

Around 5,000 children under the age of 16 die or are seriously injured on Britain’s roads each year

  • Nearly two in three road accidents happen when children are walking or playing.
  • Almost two-thirds of child accident victims are boys.
  • As a child gets older the risk of a road accident increases.
  • A child from a low-income family is five times more likely than a child from a high-income family to be killed on the road.
  • Children from an ethnic minority are involved in up to twice as many accidents while walking or playing as the national average.
  • The risk of being involved in a road accident when walking or playing is more than 10 times greater for a child with hearing difficulties.

  • Know the Green Cross code and safe crossing places on the road.
  • Understand risk and the effects of risky behaviour.
  • Be able to develop strategies to cope with dangerous situations caused by others.


  • Know their responsibilities as a pedestrian, a passenger and a future driver.
  • Know about issues affecting young drivers such as peer pressure, speeding, seatbelts, inexperience and overconfidence.
  • Have the communication skills that allows them to speak up in potentially dangerous and difficult road safety scenarios to influence a safer outcome.


Source – AA

Local Support

Road Safety Education for Schools

Road Safety Education for Schools The Cambridgeshire road safety team have a wide range of road safety resources and schemes available that are specially designed for different school age groups. Early Years Road Safety Education A child can learn a lot about road safety through play.  It may be something as simple as identifying traffic

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Road Safety Peterborough

The Safer Peterborough partnership has a target to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Peterborough roads. The road safety action plan contains key areas of work to reduce casualties. Visit their website for key advice and services. For further information on any of the above please visit the website or contact

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