Our Safe and Active Travel programme has been developed to promote and support the delivery of road safety education and active travel interventions to schools, workplaces, and communities across Warwickshire and is delivered by colleagues from the Road Safety Education Team.
Our road safety education officers have been running successful road safety education sessions in schools since 2017 through a blended approach to teaching, combining live sessions for key age groups with digital resources. From 2021, schools in Warwickshire have also been taking part in our Safe and Active Travel Awards scheme. The scheme helps pupils to put their knowledge from road safety education sessions in to practice through activities such as running a ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ activity or taking part in national campaigns such as Walk to School Week.
Our road safety education officers also work in communities to spread road safety and active travel messages throughout the year and during national campaign weeks such as Brake Road Safety Week. We also support community initiatives such as the IAM Roadsmart Mature Drivers Assessments which are available free of charge to residents aged 65 and over who are living in Warwickshire.
IAM Roadsmart Mature Drivers Assessments
We are also pleased to announce our new travel plan service which is available to schools and workplaces. Travel plans are a free and bespoke document which promote safer, active, and sustainable travel with the aim of reducing the number of journeys made by private vehicles. Plans also encourage walking, cycling, scooting, and aim to educate about the environmental and health benefits of being active on our journeys.
The team also work closely with agencies and organisations such as the School Crossing Patrol Service, the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership made up of colleagues in Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office.