To help keep children safer on the roads, Mid Ulster Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the PSNI have launched a new Road Safety Programme aimed at preschool children.
Helping Children and young people to stay safe is a high priority for the PCSP and PSNI, and preventing death and serious injury on the roads is an important part of that.
The Road Safety Programme is being piloted at Phoenix Integrated Nursery School, Cookstown.
Chair of the PCSP, Cllr Frances Burton stated “I am delighted to launch the road safety programme at Phoenix Integrated Nursery School, Cookstown. The programme will be rolled out throughout the Mid Ulster district by PSNI Schools Education Officers who will play a pivotal role in educating the children on the dangers of the road and how to keep themselves safe.
“Road Safety education is essential in our rural community and we as a PCSP see this as a priority. This programme will be fun and interactive and will deliver safety messages in an appropriate manner to preschool children.”
Chief Inspector Roy Robinson, added, “Road Safety will always be a high priority for police. In Northern Ireland between January and July 2016 there were 3438 collisions recorded resulting in 36 fatalities, 434 people seriously injured, and 4919 people slightly injured.
“In Mid Ulster for the same period two people have been killed on our roads. This is down on the figures for 2015 but one death on our roads is still one too many. The police are delighted to be working with the PCSP on this initiative to help keep children safer on our local roads.”
For more information on the Road Safety Programme contact Mid Ulster PCSP on 03000 132 132.