Brown Owl and Akela

Around 40 children aged under 11 are killed or seriously injured every week on the roads. As a person who works with children, you are in an ideal position to help them understand the risks, particularly when they are out and about after school.

Our key messages to children of Cub and Brownie age are:

  • use the Green Cross Code: stop, look, listen
  • cross the road at the safest place possible
  • choose routes that are well-lit by streetlights and cross at well-lit places
  • make sure bikes are properly equipped and working
  • make sure you can be easily seen, especially at night, or in bad weather
  • don’t go with strangers
  • make sure your parents know when you are going, who with and your time home