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Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity

Road Safety For Children Under Five

The Road Safety and Travel Awareness team in the Borough of Dudley, can offer a range of services and advice, to parents with children under five years of age and pre-school groups (play groups, nurseries and child minders etc;). We also work with the early years team in the education department, the key themes for under fives being: 

  • In car safety
  • Holding hands
  • Pavements being for people
  • What is traffic
  • Roads being for traffic 

If you live or work in Dudley and would like literature on in car safety, how to teach your child road safety, road safety activity and colouring sheets for your child, or a presentation to your group, you can contact the road safety team using their contact details.

Car Seats

If your child is under 12 years of age and under 135cm in height, your child must use an appropriate seat restraint, not an adult belt.

Your child may use an adult belt when they reach 12 years of age and/or are taller than 135cm in height

If in doubt consult Good Egg Car Safety

Alternatively you can contact Dudley Road Safety Team, or your local seat restraint retailer.

Voluntary Groups

We offer free resources and advice to voluntary groups for all ages in the Dudley Borough. It may also be possible for a member of our team to visit your group.

We can support many organisations including:

  • Rainbows, Brownies, Guides
  • Beavers, Cubs, Scouts
  • Boys / Girls Brigade
  • Youth Clubs
  • After School Clubs
  • Sports Groups
  • Cycling Clubs
  • Senior Citizens groups
  • Community Groups

Older Driver Education

This is offered to those who are aged over 60 years of age in the community. It is usually delivered in conjunction with other local councils and attendees from those areas are also invited.

It is designed to refresh and inform around the many changes to driving, highway code, roads, motorways etc. These events have proven to be extremely popular and are usually oversubscribed.

Future events will be added here, when they become available. 

Support For Schools

Road Safety is a vital part of every child's education.

Our role is to support schools in providing this, through the whole range of curriculum subjects. Support may be in the form of resources and lesson plans, practical training, themed assemblies, special events or classroom based sessions.

Discussions are welcomed with you, to ascertain how we can support individual schools, providing appropriate and effective Road Safety Education input.

Key Themes and Suggested Curriculum Stage

The tables below outline the key themes for each curriculum stage, with some ideas of the activities used to explore these themes.

Please contact us to discuss your requisites, themes required and to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for delivery.

KS1

Reception and Pre-School

  • Key themes - Seat-belts, hold hands, what is traffic, safe places to play
  • Suggested activities - Role play, class based training, road safety songs

Year One

  • Key themes - Seat-belts, hold hands, what is traffic, stop- look -listen, safe places to play
  • Suggested activities - Role play, class based training

Year Two

  • Key Themes - Green Cross code, safer places to cross, be bright be seen
  • Suggested Activities - Playground activities, investigating reflective/florescent

 

 

KS2

Year Three 

  • Key Themes - Green Cross Code, Safer places to cross, hazards, Cycle skills
  • Suggested Activities - Urban Trails, local area mapping (hazards, crossings)

Year Four

  • Key Themes - Green Cross Code, safer places to cross, crossing where there are no "safer places", hazards
  • Suggested Activities - Traffic survey/speed check, crash car testing

Year Five

  • Key Themes - Safer Cycling, seat belts, speed, Arrive Alive (highway code for young road users)
  • Suggested Activities - Urban trails, survey, practical training

Year Six

  • Key Themes - Accident Procedure (999), making roads safer, safer routes to secondary schools
  • Suggested Activities - Urban Trails, survey, practical training

KS3

Year Seven

  • Key Themes - Safer routes to school, Cycle Training Plus, "travelwise"
  • Suggested Activities - Urban Trails, design safer routes, write rules for appropriate use of public transport, practical cycle training

Year Eight

  • Key Themes - Risk, traffic & the environment
  • Suggested Activities - Timeline of personal road safety achievements (pre school to present day), traffic survey, role play unsafe situations, riskometer

Year Nine

  • Key Themes - Road crashes & consequences, vehicle safety
  • Suggested Activities - Speed gun survey, investigate contributory facts of crashes (drugs, fatigue etc), design crash test cars

KS4

Year Ten

  • Key Themes - Traffic Environment, road user behaviour, post accident procedure.
  • Suggested Activities - Highway code quiz, analyse accident stats, investigate contributory factors of crashes (drugs, fatigue, distractions, etc), first aid training.

Year Eleven

  • Key Themes - Road collisions, causes and remedies, Pre-driver Education.
  • Suggested Activities - Consider different forms of transport, redesign local roads to incorporate safety features, seat belt survey, highway code quiz.

Schools and Colleges

Teaching Bikeability in a school environment, supports many areas of school life. From developing valuable life skills, encouraging physical activity, actively participating in PSHE and Citizenship, through to impacting positively on the individuals physical and emotional health. Bikeability training enables riders to cycle skillfully and confidently, and contributes to more people cycling, more safely and more often. 

Schools can book free of charge, via the Road Safety and Travel Awareness Team, the various Bikeability courses available for their pupils.

These courses are extremely popular and early booking is therefore advisable.

The courses available are:

  • Bikeability Plus Cycle Training - Balance Bike
  • Bikeability Cycle Training Level 1
  • Bikeability Cycle Training Level 2
  • Bikeability Cycle Training Level 3

Road Safety Education For Children in Schools

We offer free of charge, to all schools and educational establishments in the Dudley Borough, a range of road safety educational packages. They are designed across the various key stages, from key stage 1 which is foundation and nursery, right up to key stage 5. We are inclusive of alternative provision establishments and individuals and groups with specific needs regardless of their age.

These educational packages, can be delivered in an age appropriate manner as;

  • An Assembly
  • Classroom Based Lesson
  • Play Based Session

They can be a one off, or form a part of a larger series of educative sessions.

Practical Pedestrian Training Sessions

These are classroom based educative and informative sessions; followed by a practical pedestrian session. They enable young children to put into practice what they have learnt, in a real-life scenario, in a safe and managed way.

They normally take place around the school the children attend, as it is an area they are usually familiar with. 

These sessions are generally aimed at Key Stage 2, though can be delivered to other stages as is required and appropriate. Also, to alternative provision establishments and groups with specific needs, regardless of their age.

Transition to Secondary School Training

These are classroom based sessions offered to Year 6 annually, in primary and alternative provision schools and establishments across the Borough of Dudley. 

They are aimed particularly at this group of young people who are transitioning to high schools, the intention being to reduce the numbers of road casualties in this age group, who are fundamentally beginning to make their own journeys to and from school and gain a little more independence from their parents and carers.

Travel Training

This is delivered ad-hoc, as requested and appropriate, and is bespoke to the individual partaking of it and their requirements.

It is usually offered in Year 9, in order to prepare a young person, to make journeys for themselves when it comes to attending sixth form, college or work placements.

Safer Routes to School Planning and Journey Planning

This is usually offered in conjunction with transition training or travel training. However; it can be stand alone, in respect of the preparation of young people, who may be in alternative provision establishments, or have other additional needs, for life beyond key stage 4 and their independent access of further educational establishments, apprenticeships etc.

Pre-Driver Education

This is usually offered to colleges and sixth forms. It can take many forms, from assemblies through to classroom based teaching and event style delivery.

  • Road Safety and Travel Awareness, Street and Green Care - Traffic Management & Road Safety, Public Realm, Dudley Council
    4 Ednam Road, Dudley, DY1 1HL
    Telephone 01384 815433 

    Road.Safety@dudley.gov.uk