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Junior Road Safety Officers

The Junior Road Safety Scheme provides children and schools with the knowledge to help prevent future casualties and learn valuable life skills.

In 2010 there were 85 reported child casualties in Wolverhampton, 34 of which were children under 10 years old. In total 1,070 children were injured on roads in the West Midlands.

The main aim of the scheme is to give children the opportunity to explore road safety issues within school, and to raise awareness of road safety throughout the school community.

The Junior Road Safety Scheme is aimed at primary school children, and two pupils from year 6 are appointed as Junior Road Safety Officers to serve for a period of one year.

What do Junior Road Safety Officers do?

The Junior Road Safety Officers are expected to:

  • maintain the road safety notice board
  • promote road safety through assemblies                  
  • assist in the promotion of Togo and No go Pedestrian Training
  • assist in communicating road safety information

Junior Road Safety benefits

The Junior Road Safety Scheme has many benefits, namely:

  • a whole school approach to road safety education
  • enabling children to learn from each other about road safety and how they can keep safe 
  • promoting a link between the Road Safety Unit and schools across the city

Junior Road Safety Officer newsletters

To read the latest Junior Road Safety Officer newsletter, as well as past newsletters:

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