East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is calling on schools in the UK to teach road safety as part of their personal, social, health and economics (PSHE) curriculum.
Noting a regrettable increase in child casualties on the road, Sir Greg has raised the issue in Parliament and has said that one option is for the Government to make road safety a compulsory part of the National Curriculum. Today he said he was delighted that the Government has approved classroom time being used to teach students how to stay safe on our roads and he paid tribute to those organisations that produce high quality, age-appropriate, materials to make this possible.
Following Sir Greg’s calls for school tuition on road safety, ‘Horace the dog’, the RAC’s road safety mascot, visited the House of Commons to thank him for highlighting the problem and for backing the RAC’s campaign to teach children road safety.
‘Horace the dog’ is a mascot created by the RAC to help teach children about staying safe on the road and he launched their national road safety campaign.
Sir Greg said, “The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents and motor insurers like the RAC have developed excellent materials to help teachers get the message across. I commend their efforts. It is important that even when road safety is taught by parents that this then is reinforced in school”.
Pictured: Sir Greg Knight MP welcomes ‘Horace the dog’, the RAC safety mascot, to Parliament.