The child has to learn to negotiate traffic safely. Practice makes perfect and it is a good idea for you to practise the school route with your child.

It is healthy for your child to walk or cycle to school. At the same time, they gradually become more independent in traffic. Many schools have a school safety patrol that helps children to cross the road. Lots of schools have a transport policy. The school may, for example, recommend where you as a car driver can drop off your child to keep things safe for road-users of all ages.

Read more about safe school routes on your child’s school website