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Primary school road safety

Child Pedestrian Training Scheme

The Child Pedestrian Training Scheme is a progressive road safety training programme. Offered to thirteen primary schools within South Lanarkshire, it is delivered and co-ordinated by the Traffic and Transportation section.

It starts with the foundation of choosing safer routes to cross, learning a strategy to cross safely between parked cars (only when there is no other option) and finishing with learning about the different types of junctions. A combination of starting locations, destinations and the practising of crossing safely ensures that the safe crossing strategies are delivered and understood.

The delivery of the training takes place over six sessions with Primary 1 or Primary 2 pupils visiting the streets around their school for their practical training. Assistance from the school, including from teachers, parent helpers and school staff, helps with the delivery of the scheme to train pupils become safer and independent pedestrians in the future.