Help To Teach School Children In Torfaen How To Cross Roads Safely
Kerbcraft is a road safety scheme which teaches children how to be safer pedestrians. Funding within Torfaen is provided by the Welsh Government and Torfaen County Borough Council, and the council is currently asking drivers to assist with the training.
During the 10-12 week course, road safety officers and volunteers take primary school children out to real roads and show them how the right decision-making and behaviour can really help them to keep safe. The children learn skills including how to choose safe places and routes to cross the road, crossing safely near parked cars and crossing safely near junctions.
Lesley Rosser, Child Pedestrian Training Co-ordinator for Torfaen, said, “We train more than 1,000 children per year across the borough, and in late September we started training 17 primary schools.
“What would be really helpful is if road users didn’t stop when they see us in our hi-visibility tabards. We know people are just being kind stopping to allow the children to cross the road, however, we are trying to teach them about crossing roads under normal traffic conditions.
“So please don’t stop, you can give us a wave though.”
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