Children will mark Road Safety Week with a Beep Beep day

November 18, 2011 2 Comments »

Pupils at St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School in Pentwyn will next week call on drivers to “have a heart at the wheel” and respect road safety regulations.

In 2010, 57 children were killed and 2,540 were seriously injured on UK roads. Around 80% of the deaths and serious injuries involved children on foot and bicycle.

Children from St Bernadette’s will take part in Beep Beep! Day with thousands of others across the UK.

Do drivers take enough care? Have your say in the comments box below

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  1. Tom M November 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Drivers definitely do not take enough care – or are just recklessly and knowingly dangerous. I'm a driver and regularly see very dangerous driving – be it speeding, ignoring "rules of the road", including road markings, traffic lights and lane discipline at roundabouts – but especially driving too fast, in areas where children are likely to be playing.

    However there is also an onus on schools and parents to teach children to be safe on the road – to ensure that before they leave the house that they're wearing bright and reflective clothing, and make sure they have lights on their bikes and are proficient at riding them safely – the number of children and teens I see cycling badly – e.g. on the wrong side of the road, and going around roundabouts the wrong way, whilst wearing black clothing and having no working lights makes me wonder why more of them aren't injured or killed – road safety goes both ways – the kids need to make sure they're as visible as they need to be and drivers need to be more aware too

  2. Gareth November 19, 2011 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Pathetic bit of middle class propoganda. The camera's are there to raise money for the police and to pacify some middle classs idiots who haven't a clue. Not forgeting the politicised charity every surcharge goes to.

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