Road safety education and training
Developing life skills through education
The Road Traffic Act 1988 says that local authorities must prepare and carry out work that promotes road safety. This includes providing information about safe use of the roads and training for any type of road user.
The North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership delivers education, training and publicity to:
- promote safe road use
- give safety advice to road users
- develop safe attitudes and behaviour
We target work at all age groups and have a programme of education and training in schools that helps develop key road safety skills and an understanding of what is safe and unsafe behaviour on the roads.
Targets to reduce road casualties have been set by road safety partners in the Humber region to help focus our road safety work. The targets, to be achieved by 2020, are:
- to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured by 33 per cent
- to reduce the number of children killed and seriously injured by 50 per cent
- to reduce the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed and seriously injured by 50 per cent
These targets are based on the 2004 to 2008 average casualty numbers.
Road safety education and training is coordinated throughout a child’s school life so that knowledge and skills are developed and built on.
This building block approach helps keep knowledge and skills relevant before moving on to deal with new road safety messages.
Partnership with parents is aimed at pre-school and children in reception/foundation. We work closely with parents, to help them understand their own role in their child’s road safety education.
Theory work in the classroom and at home takes place to prepare children for the practical pedestrian skills and cycling skills training. Other important issues such as use of high visibility clothing, travelling on buses and use of seat belts is also included.
The new challenges faced by children going up to secondary school are covered both before and after they start their new school.
Older teenagers tend to feature a lot in casualty figures, particularly as car drivers and passengers. Work in Year 11 and colleges targets this group, looking at the causes and consequences of crashes and promoting the powerful passenger message for those that feel uncomfortable when a car is being driven badly.
Effective practical training is an important part of learning new skills.
Pedestrian skills work is carried out in Year 3 or 4 and prepares children to cope with everyday road crossings. Classroom based work is carried out to prepare children for the on-road training.
On-road cycling training takes place in Year 5 or 6 and provides children with the basic skills for riding on the road. All primary and junior schools can take part in the national Bikeability scheme or the North Lincolnshire Council cycling training course. Classroom work prepares children for the training and reinforces other important road safety messages. For more information about cycling routes in North Lincolnshire, visit our cycling webpage.
Compulsory basic training (CBT)
The following Driving Standards Agency approved companies provide CBT for motorbike and moped riders in and around North Lincolnshire.
Each company will have a different approach and prices will vary:
GP Motorcycle Training, Scunthorpe
Ride Right, Scunthorpe
Moto-Pass Motorcycle Training, Sandtoft
Monday to Thursday: 8.15am to 4.45pm
Friday: 8.15am to 4pm