Key Stage 2
The London Safety Camera Partnership supports the annual Brake Road Safety Week by organising a pan-London poster competition for Key Stage 2 pupils. Each year, the winning poster designs are combined with road safety questions, hints, tips and advice to create the LSCP's road safety calendar.
The 12 winning poster designs included in the 2010 calendar are displayed below, along with the road safety questions, hints, tips and advice included in the calendar. These questions are aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils and can be used by Teachers as an introduction to key road safety and speed related issues.
The posters within this calendar were designed by year six children across London as part of a road safety week competition.
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|What is the first thing you do when a 'green man' lights up at a Pelican crossing?|
Wait until you are sure that all traffic has stopped.
Look all around for traffic and listen, and if safe, walk straight across the road.
|If you are a passenger and the driver is speeding, tell them to slow down|
Safety cameras are designed to help keep the roads safer and to slow drivers down. There are different types of cameras designed for speeding and red light jumping.
Can you find out what they are and where they are used?
To find information about the different types of cameras, click on the 'Camera' section on our website.
|How many metres do you think it will take a car to stop if it is travelling at 20 mph and 30 mph?|
If you were driving at 20 mph, it can take 12 metres (3 car lengths) before the car stops.
If you were driving at 30 mph, it can take 23 metres (6 car lengths) before the car stops.
Remember - the time it takes for a vehicle to stop is affected by a number of things including weather conditions, weight the vehicle is carrying, condition of the road surface, tyres, brakes, driver skill and type of vehicle.
|DID YOU KNOW?||May 2010|
|If a driver hits a child at 40 mph, there's an 80% chance they'll be killed, but if the driver hits them at 30 mph, there's an 80% chance they'll survive.|
|What speed limits do you think should be set for busy, built up areas?|
|A built up road can have a speed limit of up to 40 mph, however 30 mph or 20 mph is a safer speed for all road users. Driving at lower speeds also reduces air pollution.|
|Make sure that the traffic has stopped at the red light before you cross the road.|
|Seatbelts save lives. Children up to 135cms in height or up to 12 years of age must always use correct child restraints and be correctly restrained when travelling in any vehicle.|
|Never run or change direction when crossing the road. Always allow enough time to get across. Stop, look, listen and think before you cross the road.|
|Do you know the Green Cross Code?|
The six points of the Green Cross Code are:
Remember to use the Green Cross Code.
|Why do you think low speed limits are so important near schools?|
Because there will be children walking to school who could run out into the road.
There may also be parked vehicles which will hide the children making it difficult for drivers to see them.
Driving more slowly will allow drivers to stop more quickly if someone steps onto the road. It is also better for the environment.
|Where else do you think people should drive slowly?|
|Near children's play areas, busy town centres, shopping areas and housing estates.|
|Winter is on its way, and the clocks go back this month. Always take extra care in the dark and wear bright or reflective clothing. Be Safe. Be Seen!|
|The number of people killed or badly hurt has dropped by 50% where there are speed cameras.|
|In bad weather conditions when the roads are wet, icy or slippery, drivers may find it more difficult to slow down. Take extra care when crossing the road.|
|Click here to see the LSCP 2008 Calendar||Click here to see the LSCP 2009 Calendar|