Minister wants improved road safety

Minister wants improved road safety

Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond has launched a new online resource to help teachers "give children the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads".

The THINK! Resource Centre has created 25 themed lesson packs which are aimed at children of all ages. Teachers and road safety officers will be given a lesson plan to make their jobs easier.

Mr Hammond said while road deaths have fallen to a record low and child casualties have dropped significantly in recent times, he is determined to reduce casualties even further. As well as staying on top of latest developments in road safety, motorists should also ensure theircar insurance cover is up to date.

"THINK! education resources are already highly regarded, but we wanted to make them much easier to use in road safety lessons," he said.

"This new online resource will be used by teachers across the country to give children the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads."

The lesson packs are split into Key Stages and include a number of teaching resources such as online games, films and ideas for activities which can be used at home as well as in the classroom to ensure children are fully clued-up on road safety.

Copyright Press Association 2013