Keeping safe around Royal Greenwich
Our road safety education programme aims to inform, educate and provide information about keeping safe within the borough.
Child car seats
Parents and carers can receive advice on the purchase and fitting of car seats from the Road Safety Education team.
This will help you to comply with the law but, more importantly, it helps ensure that children get maximum protection when travelling in cars.
School crossing patrols
Our school crossing patrols make sure pedestrians get safely across the road every day.
Nursery and school visits
We make regular nursery and primary school visits to promote road safety.
Through role-play and stories, we show young children how to keep safe when they are out and about. Some of the key messages we impart during our nursery visits are:
- hold hands
- stay on the pavement
- stand on the pavement at the kerb
- stop, look, listen
- find a safe place to cross.
During these visits, we teach children pedestrian skills through role-play and problem-solving activities.
We offer advice and information to young people who are working towards taking their driving test and to those who have just passed the test.
We work with schools to provide safe and responsible choices for young people relating to traffic and travel.
The cycle training team also provides professional cycle training in schools, as well as free lessons open to anyone aged ten or older during the summer.
Special needs support
We also support adults and children with special needs. We aim to promote safe, independent travel for all residents.
Road safety plan
We also have an annual road safety plan which looks at safety measures to reduce traffic, improve the environment and create safer streets.