Many people are unaware that the number of fatalities amongst young people caused by road accidents is higher than deaths from other external causes, including those that receive much more publicity from the media. In 2007, 55 children aged 0 - 11 years were killed on Britain's roads. Another 1,546 were seriously injured. There is a need for all those involved with children to teach clear road safety messages effectively and consistently, working together to help children understand and manage risk.
THINK! Education is the Department for Transport's suite of road safety resources for teachers, parents and pupils, including:
Visit the THINK! Education Early Years and Primary site for resources for 3 - 5s, 5-7s and 7 - 11s.
New THINK! Education resources for 11 - 16s are coming in the Autumn.
Until they are available, you can access the existing THINK! lesson plans.
Secondary School Teaching Resource:
For secondary schools - lesson plans in modern foreign languages (MFL), PSHE, media and citizenship for Key Stage 3, 4 and AS/A2 level.