Posted on: Wednesday 6 May 2020
In light of Coronavirus, new road safety content has been created on the council’s website to help parents keep road safety talks going while schools are shut.
Councillor Mandy Owen, executive member for the environment, said: “It’s really important to remember that we all need to stay as safe as possible when we venture outside; whether this is for essential supplies or for our daily exercise. Even though there is currently less traffic on our roads it seems that some drivers are using the situation to drive recklessly, by speeding through built up areas and overtaking dangerously.
“We still need to stay alert and vigilant, which can be difficult at such a stressful and anxious time, when it is easy to lose our concentration. Whether driving our car or crossing a road thinking about and using road safety is as important as ever.
“With children off school they are not getting the same opportunities to practice and learn road safety skills. Therefore, it is important for parents to talk about and practice good road safety with their children.”
Take a look at the new online road safety resources here: https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/RoadsTravelParking/RoadSafety/Road-Safety-Coronavirus/Road-Safety-resources-Coronavirus-period.aspx