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Road safety


Teaching children about road safety from an early age is a really important thing that parents and carers can do.


It’s a topic that even the youngest children can learn something about because they will be using the roads (including pavements), whether they are walking, cycling, scooting or travelling as a passenger in a vehicle.


It can be hard knowing how best to teach your child to stay safe around roads. The Child Accident Prevention Trust have useful information to break it down and keep it simple.


There is also information on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website.


Child Car Seats


Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt.

You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.



Child Car Seats: the law on using a child car seat or booster seat