Road Safety for Secondary Schools in Portsmouth

Hampshire County Council Road Safety Team provides education and training resources for people who live and work in Hampshire. Their aim is to make the roads safer for everyone to use and run campaigns throughout the year to highlight the importance of road safety, focusing on drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians. They have a team of specialists, including road safety officers, and work in partnership with other organisations including the police, the fire and rescue service, the NHS and other local authorities.

Cycle Training

Cycling can be one of the choices available to pupils and their families either for school journeys or for leisure activities, and so to support this choice, the Road Safety team provide pupils with the opportunity to undertake Bikeability Level 2 and 3 cycle training.

Bikeability Level 2 is available to Years 5, 6 and 7 and the more advanced Level 3 is available to children in Years 7, 8 and 9 that have already achieved Level 2 standard. The programme aims to develop children as responsible and safe cyclists and to help them understand how they can help to protect themselves on the road by wearing a helmet and bright clothing. Visit the Road Safety website to find out more.

StreetSense

'StreetSense' is a Hampshire County Council led Road Safety campaign aimed at secondary school students aged 11 -16, to highlight the dangers of being distracted at the roadside and aims to reduce the number of casualties amongst this age group on Hampshire’s roads.

By using a range of measures - including educational materials for use by schools and talks from road safety experts - this campaign will remind both teenagers and pre-teens about keeping safe as they travel on foot or by bike, particularly to and from school. This approach aims to increase awareness of the potential dangers from being distracted by using mobiles, MP3 players or by friends around roads is intended to stay with them as they become young motorists, encouraging them to be safer drivers and riders.

Check out the promotional video and visit the Road Safety website to find out more.

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