Road Safety Calendar
A road safety calendar designed mainly for use in schools has been produced by Road Safety Wales at the request of several Local Authorities.
Pat Bates, Road Safety Strategy Officer at Torfaen County Borough Council, said: “I think the road safety calendar is a great idea. We send the printed academic year calendar to every primary school in the borough, plus our own councillors as many are also school governors, to local politicians and other key partners including some in the health sector.
We follow this up each month with a PDF of the month in question, each of which has its own theme, to deliver a monthly road safety prompt to all those who received the printed calendar and also to a wider audience. We find that this simple scheme engenders a lot of
goodwill towards road safety for little financial outlay.
In the covering email we stress that road safety themes for children include walking and cycling, so the calendar also supports the active travel and health and wellbeing initiatives that are so topical these days.
Although the calendar is geared towards children, we all know that road safety is the responsibility of every road user, whether pedestrian, cyclist, motorist or any of the other modes of transport.”