Nearly 5,000 young children (aged two to seven) in the South West took part in Brake’s Beep Beep! Day – a special event run by over 100 schools, nurseries and childminders in the South West, to teach road safety basics through fun activities.

They will also raise awareness among parents, carers and the wider community about keeping young children safe near roads. One of those nurseries taking part is Freshford Preschool in Freshford.

Beep Beep! Days highlight the importance of young children holding hands with an adult while walking near or crossing roads at safe places. They also help children and their parents and carers understand why it’s vital that young children are always sat in suitable child seats while travelling in a car – even on very short journeys.

Lucy Straker, campaigns manager at Brake, said: “Our children watch us, copy us every day. So when we cross between parked cars, don’t use a child seat or park on the zig zags outside school, we have to think about the message that sends to our children. We, as parents and carers, know these choices aren’t right, we know we are doing them because we are pushed for time or there seems like no other option, but our children don’t know that – they will think that it is ok.”

Full details of Brake’s survey on what parent’s think about road safety can be found at: What do parents think about road safety | Brake

Beep Beep! Day with Timmy Time resources are hosted on Brake’s website. Find out more at Beep Beep! Days | Brake