Welcome to Road Safety Wales
Kerbcraft teaches children aged from 5-7 how to be safer pedestrians by taking them onto real roads and showing them how the right decision-making and behaviour can really help them to keep safe.
The children are taken out of school by trained volunteers, in groups of no more than three, to learn three main skills:
1. Choosing Safe Places and Routes to Cross the Road
Children are helped to recognise dangers and hazards and identify alternative crossing places.
2. Crossing Safely at Parked Cars
Children are taught how to use a safe strategy for crossing near parked cars - when avoiding
them is impossible.
3. Crossing Safely Near Junctions
Children are introduced to the problems of simple and complex junctions, and taught a strategy for looking systematically in all directions.
Each skill is practised at several different locations over a period of 4-6 weeks, in liaison with the school and its timetable.
A Handbook for Road Safety Professionals by Professor James Thomson at the University of Strathclyde is a practical handbook for assistance in implementing the Kerbcraft scheme.
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Children in Neath Port Talbot
spell out their Kerbcraft success