Youngsters safer in the saddle following campaign - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters safer in the saddle following campaign

Leamington Editorial 23rd Jun, 2024   0

YOUNG cyclists in Warwickshire are more prepared to take to the saddle following a safety campaign

As part of the National Police Chief Council’s Two Wheels Campaign, Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police worked in partnership to educate the county’s youngest cyclists about the importance of having the correct skills, knowledge, and equipment to cycle safely and to improve road safety.

Partners delivered a programme of free road safety education workshops to some 700 primary and pre-school youngsters across Warwickshire.

WCC transport spokesman Coun Jan Matecki said: “Equipping our youngest cyclists with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe on the roads is paramount.

“Equipping children at this young age to stay safe will also encourage them to cycle and stay active, in turn potentially keeping their parents’ vehicles off the road which both improves air quality and reduces the likelihood of collisions. The scheme delivers on so many of our key areas of focus and helps keep our children safe. I’m thrilled to see the success of the Two Wheels Campaign in Warwickshire.”

Click here  to find out more about Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety Education offer.


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