Road safety – education, training and publicity

Working closely with schools, parents and other organisations, our courses have been developed over the years to provide training in schools which is useful to children and shows a steady decline in road casualties. The training programmes aim to make children more aware of traffic and better able to cope with it.

We also want to promote walking and cycling to school. We arrange walking buses, with help from schools and provide training for cyclists.

Bikeability and Safer Cycling

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century delivered by Road Safety Instructors who have been trained to National Cycling Standards.

The aim of our 'On-Road Cycle Training Scheme' is to help the young road user to cycle safely in traffic. Training for the scheme is entirely practical and mostly on the road. It is aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6.

In year 4 we introduce children to the basics of cycling. The training is off the road and covers a bicycle maintenance check followed by balancing skills and bicycle control.

Pedestrian Training

In our increasingly car orientated society the 'Wakefield Walk Safe Scheme' aims to provide children with essential skills to stay safe on our roads.

The courses are led by a team of experienced trainers and primary schools are offered this training in Year 3/4.

Road Safety Education and training in secondary schools and colleges

Courses and resources can be provided for older students, please contact us for more information.

If you would like to know more about any of the courses, training and education we provide please get in touch with us.

Contact us

Road Safety Service

Wakefield One
Highways Section, Floor 2
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 306 000