August is National Road Victim Month & here at Cute Injury we know the importance of road safety during the summer holidays due to the number of personal injury claims we deal with from RTA’s .
The RAC Foundation reported Historical data showing that the monthly total of child road casualties rises to a peak in July. This peak in child casualty numbers is likely to be down to children’s increased exposure to risk with the better weather, longer days & school holidays. (JohnHenry.net, 2017)
We have gathered together some of the best learning tools & tips to help you to drive the message of road safety home.
Safety doesn’t have to be boring – teach them a memorable poem like this one we found online…
ONE - Look for a safe place
TWO - don't hurry stop and wait
THREE - look all around and listen
before you cross the road, remember
FOUR - let all the traffic pass you
FIVE - then walking straight across you
SIX - Keep watching, that's the
SAFE CROSS CODE
The THINK! Campaign is a government back campaign that is working towards ensuring teachers pupils & parents alike can help make our roads safer for little ones.
They have devised some fantastic games for kids – follow the links here to check them out. Perfect to occupy the kids on rainy summer holiday days.
During the summer months, the weather can still get foggy & visibility can be limited during some bad weather spells.
Next time you go shopping for kids bags, jackets or trainers or when preparing for the dreaded ‘return to school’ shop try and buy items with bright or reflective strips or detailing to help your child be better seen whatever the weather & during dusky nights.
Finally - should your children ever be involved in an incident with a vehicle on the roads, Cute Injury has a team of RTA no win, no fee Claim Specialists that can help take the stress & worry out of what would already be a distressing time.
References: JohnHenry.net, i. (2017). [online] Racfoundation.org. Available at: http://www.racfoundation.org/motoring-faqs/safety#a22 [Accessed 1 Aug. 2017].
Kilglass. (2017). Kilglass NS Safe Cross Code Road Safety Garda Talk. [online] Available at: http://kilglassns.ie/safe-cross-code/ [Accessed 1 Aug. 2017].
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