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Help for young children with road safety during lockdown

Young children in Swansea are getting tips on road safety during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Swansea Council's Road Safety Team has developed a series of instructional videos, providing younger children with easy to follow steps so they can stay safe on the road.

Basic rules covered in videos developed by the team include looking left and right, as well as crossing between parked cars and using existing pedestrian crossings.

Many of the important life-saving skills are passed on to young children in primary school, but these lessons are now on hold because of the lockdown period.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said: "Our Road Safety Team does a lot of excellent work within our primary schools when they are open.

"Important skills that the team pass on to young children are still needed to enable these children to keep safe on the roads.

"Like many services that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, our road safety team has had to consider how they can keep up the good work and get the message out to children about road safety.

"We are using our social media channels to broadcast a number of short instructional videos. Hopefully, parents and children can tune in and pay some attention to the messages and get our young children using these skills. The roads are much quieter at present so it's a good time for parents and children to be practicing road safety."



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