We need to protect children while they are using the road (and all sorts of transport) and give them the knowledge and skills that will help them to be as safe as possible throughout their lifetime. As adults, leading by example is the best way we can pass on valuable safety messages to children.
Learn how to reduce the risk of injury, how keep your children safe and show them how to be safe - take action now:
Remember - always keep your car keys, and house keys, out of sight and reach of children - it is not unheard of for children to let themselves into a car, or out of the house, day or night, without anyone noticing.
For more information on road safety and children, check out the Road Safety Authority (RSA) wesbite or have a look at the Road Safety section of "Child Safety Inside and Outside the Home" video.
Most unintentional injuries (often called accidents) can be prevented:
Remember the key message where child safety is concerned -
Watch your child at all times, as children do not understand danger
The following images are from dreamstime.com - Pedestrian crossing road sign © Sergey Salivon; Print (of school bus) © Katya Triling