Road safety advice for parents and children

Child Car Seats

It’s never too early to begin thinking about road safety for you and your baby/child.  Below are details of useful resources relating to buying and fitting child car seats – Wearing your seatbelt during pregnancy – Child car seats
Department for Transport – Child car seats
Road Safety GB – Good Egg Guide

To check that your child car seat is fitted correctly, we run annual car seat clinics around Warwickshire during October. Please check local press for details.

School Years

It is important for parents to talk to their children about road safety at all times throughout their school years. Follow these simple tips to help you ensure your child remains safe and develops good road sense and traffic awareness skills.

For children under 5 years of age
For children 5 – 7 years of age
For children 7 – 11 years of age
Tales of the road (for children 11 – 16 years of age)

Every year children are hurt on or near roads. There are lots of things you can do to help keep yourself safe. Here are some of the main points that will help you:

  • Think hard about where you are going and how you are going to get there.
  • Think about using safe crossing places such as pelican crossings.
  • Always stop, look and listen and think before crossing a road.
  • Never cross if you are not sure it is safe.
  • Wear a cycle helmet when you are on your bike and try to make yourself visible by wearing something bright – even in the summer.
  • Always wear your seatbelt, no matter how long or short your journey is. If the driver is going too fast (especially if above the speed limit), ask them to slow down! Do not distract the driver.
  • Don’t be distracted by your mobile phone or music device.

Think Road Safety for the under 5’s to 11

Road safety advice for parents and children was last updated on January 22, 2018.