A Busy Road Safety Week In Rhondda Cynon Taf
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council provided road safety training across the county during Brake’s recent Road Safety Week – including 14 sessions in local schools and a ‘Drive Safer for Longer’ course with residents aged 60 and over.
The Council’s dedicated Road Safety Team organised an itinerary of events within the local community, including ‘Kerbcraft’ sessions, which were held in 12 schools – Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary, Caegarw Primary, Cilfynydd Primary, Cwmdâr Primary, Llwyncrwn Primary, Llwynypia Primary, Tonysguboriau Primary, Trerobart Primary, YGG Bodringallt, YGG Dolau, YGG Llwyncelyn and YGG Tonyrefail.
The ‘Kerbcraft’ initiative, which is funded by the Welsh Government, teaches pupils in Year 2 essential skills to stay safe as pedestrians. Part of the training took place in local communities, where the children’s learning and training on the Green Cross Code was put into practice.
Cycle training took place at Pontygwaith Primary, while National Standards Cycle Training was held at Aberdare Park Primary.
To round off the week, the Council delivered its latest Pass Plus Cymru course at Pontypridd Fire Station, while a ‘Drive Safer for Longer’ course at Church Village Parish Hall helped to refresh the driving skills of the over-60s.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said, “The Council has again supported Brake Road Safety Week with several events in local schools and communities. It is pleasing that our Road Safety Officers were able to meet with so many residents of different ages throughout the week, who have now benefitted from the road safety training offered.
“The theme of the week was to encourage everyone to play a part in creating a future where everyone can get around in safe and healthy ways. The Council fully supports this strategy through maximising the active travel opportunities within all of its major Highways schemes – while providing more provision for cyclists and pedestrians in its local community improvements.”