Brake promotes child safety

Brake’s Kids Walk, in partnership with Co-op Insurance, will see thousands of children, aged 4-11, put their best feet forward to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking.

The short, supervised walks will take place on 13 June 2018 at or around schools, with children walking in a crocodile formation and holding hands to promote the importance of kids being able to walk without fear or threat from traffic.

So far more than 50,000 children from over 300 UK schools have registered to take part, with thousands more expected to get involved over the next month.

The project, coordinated by Brake, is calling on five measures to help keep children safe: footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean traffic.

The charity has also teamed up with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) to help local police and fire officers support schools with their walks.

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager for Brake, said, ‘Brake is passionate about the safety and welfare of children. We believe it’s every child’s right to be able to walk in their communities without fear of traffic and pollution. But to do this, we need to make sure their journeys are safe. This is why we’re already working with thousands of children to give them and their school a voice, and I would encourage any school to join this project and help get these important messages out to grown-ups.’