Now the evenings are becoming longer, Rosie Cooper MP is reminding pedestrians, and particularly children, of the importance of being safe and being safe on the winter roads.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
With the return of long winter nights, our children face greater risks on our roads and it is even more important to remember the basics of road safety and the message Be Safe, Be Seen. The number of children killed or injured on our roads is coming down each year, but we can't afford to be complacent.
Tips for this winter being safe on the road are:
1) In the bad weather, make sure that drivers can see you by wearing bright and fluorescent clothing
2) Always wear something reflective when out in the dark evenings
3) Make sure you find a safe place to cross the road and always remember to stop, look and listen
4) If you're out at night, choose routes that are well-lit by streetlight and cross the road at well-lit places.
Children in Year One will once again all be receiving reflectors through the Nationwide Cats Eyes for Kids scheme and should wear them all winter. Children wearing a reflector may be up to eight time safer than without.