Young Road User Resources

With recent data updates highlighting a rise in pedestrian casualties, particularly in the younger age groups, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership has developed ‘Young Road User’ resources, including a PowerPoint Presentation, lesson plan (guide for delivery), flyer, and questionnaire.

The main purpose of this resource is to educate children in Primary Schools on the importance of being safe as a pedestrian as well as car passengers. This includes regulations and recommendations, such as safe crossing and hi-vis equipment.


  1. Young Road User Presentation
  2. Young Road User Road Safety Flyer
  3. Young Road User Questionnaire
  4. Lesson Plan, Guide for Delivery

These recourses are not to be edited.

These resources are available to schools, and home-schooling groups, to deliver in-house as part of assembly/ PSHE/ road safety sessions. However, we also encourage schools/ groups to liaise with Local Officers and/ or Local Authority to seek support with delivery where possible. SSRP also require each school to complete the evaluation questionnaire included in the resources.

These must be completed electronically (by highlighting responses) or by hand (and scanning responses), sending responses to

The Green Cross Code

  1. Find a safe place to cross
  2. Stop just before you get to the kerb
  3. Look all around for traffic and listen
  4. If traffic is coming let it pass
  5. When it is safe, go straight across the road – do not run, keep looking and listening while you cross.

Visit the Think website for the Do you stop look listen? lesson plan.


Being distracted when crossing the road is dangerous!

Distractions such as;

  • Using a mobile phone
  • Listening to music
  • Hoods that cover your ears and limit your ability to see using your peripheral vision
  • Talking with friends

So what are the benefits of walking?

  • It doesn’t cost you anything
  • You get to walk with your mates to school
  • You see things you wouldn’t see if you were in a car
  • You will be fitter and healthier
  • Regular walking can improve you mood!
  • Walking is a great form of exercise which can help you concentrate and learn!

Walking & Crossing Roads

Plan your route. Take careful consideration when doing this. Remember it’s not always about taking the quickest route, you my always take the safest route.

Try not to cross between parked cars. If you do, please be extra cautious and move into the road slowly.

Further info can be found on the Think website.

How you can be safe:

  • Keep away from edge of the road.
  • Look carefully and listen for vehicles.
  • Be extra careful if you are near bends in the road.
  • Do not cross behind parked cars.
  • Do not look at your phone.
  • Remove headphones.
  • Take hood down.
  • Cross at crossing points.
  • Do not run – make sure you have enough time to cross the road.


Safer Roads, Safer Communities, Sharing the Responsibility. 


Consider the ROAD!

1. Recognise hazards – THINK: What dangers there could be that I need to know about.

2. Organise (plan route, equipment) – PLAN: How I can be safe (keeping on the pavement, Be Bright Be Seen).

3. Assess (review plan, final checks) – CHECK: If there is anything else you should think about (like the weather).

4. Depart – GO: Follow your plan and be safe!