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Road Safety Week

The UK government has been running road safety campaigns for more than 75 years. Since 2000 THINK! has been the government’s designated road safety campaign.  Their campaigns have involved encouraging the use of seat belts, to tackling excessive speed, drink and drugs, and the use of mobiles at the wheel. In the decade that followed the conception of THINK!, road deaths in the UK reduced by 46%.

This year at Aldridge School we have decided to dedicate a week of PSHCE tutor time to the importance of road safety. Our Road Safety week will take place from Monday 11th March. Every tutor group within the school will be using a road safety awareness resource informed by THINK!, based upon a variety of factors that must be considered for students to understand the importance of road safety awareness.

Amongst our discussions we shall be focusing upon the following:

  • Speaking up if placed in a potentially dangerous situation.
  • How to travel safely independently.
  • Distractions for a pedestrian, passenger and future drivers, the implication of these distractions and how to avoid them.
  • The responsibilities as a pedestrian, passenger and a future driver
  • Issues affecting young drivers, such as peer pressure, seatbelts, inexperience and over confidence.
  • The consequences of drugs and alcohol in relation to driving.

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