The words you are searching are inside this book. To get more targeted content, please make full-text search by clicking here.

Road Safety - Post-Primary Schools Newsletter (Issue 8 January 2019)

Discover the best professional documents and content resources in AnyFlip Document Base.
Published by Declan Walls, 2019-01-09 05:20:31

Road Safety - Post-Primary Schools Newsletter (Issue 8 January 2019)

Road Safety - Post-Primary Schools Newsletter (Issue 8 January 2019)

Contact us at:

Promotion & Outreach Issue No.8 8th January 2019
Young Persons’ Behaviour &
Safe & Sustainable Travel Attitudes Survey
The Young Persons’ Behaviour and Whilst 96% said they always / often
Department for
Infrastructure (DfI) Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) is a wore a seat belt in the front seat of the

Room 3-09 school-based survey conducted car, only 27% wear a helmet whilst cy-
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street among 11-16 year-olds. cling and as few as 19% wear hi-vis
Belfast BT2 8GB
Tel: 030 0200 7838 and The latest results provide insight clothing while cycling / walking at night!
ask for ‘road safety’
safeandsustainabletravel@in into how this age group view issues A range of infographics can be found at:
such as travel to / from school, road
safety behaviours, and attitudes to young-persons-behaviour-and-attitude-
public transport.

For help in developing a
Safe & Sustainable Travel
Policy for your school,
contact us using the email
or telephone details

Test your
Road Safety

Road user! If you were at
the scene of a road crash
involving a motorcycle,
would you know how to
help someone who was
injured? Take part in this
Road Safety quiz to find

GCSE Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies

(25%), an investigative study
based on a topic such as pedestri-
an and driver behaviour at zebra or
light-controlled crossings or seat
belt wearing by drivers and front-
seat passengers (25%), and a writ-
ten examination (50%).

Eoin McLaughlin, from
St.Colman’s College (Newry) was
the winner this year – the ninth
time the cup has been won by a
student from the school across the
24 years the award has been
made. Present at the award were
representatives from Translink, DfI,
and St.Colman’s College (Newry).

Pictured (front left-right): Gareth McIlwaine (DfI), Eoin McLaughlin (winning student), Children and young people are
Greg McLaughlin (Translink) (back): Cormac Sweeney (St.Colman’s College) amongst the most vulnerable
groups using our roads, and in
particular young males between
the ages 17 to 24 are over repre-
sented amongst those killed or
seriously injured.

Promotion and Outreach Branch within dents completing the subject this year. The road safety knowledge and
Safe & Sustainable Travel Division The GCSE provides pupils with intensive skills gained by students when
joined with Translink recently to high- road safety education over a two year completing the Motor Vehicle and
light the importance of road safety edu- period before they reach the minimum Road User Studies GCSE may
cation in schools, with the presentation age for driving a car. one day save a life and for that
of the 24th Ulsterbus Cup. The course covers a range of topics in- reason alone it is a vital tool in ed-
The annual award is made to Northern cluding the Highway Code, effects of ucating young pre-drivers at a very
Ireland’s top performing pupil in the drugs and alcohol on road users, motor- influential stage in their lives.
GCSE subject of Motor Vehicle and ing mathematics, and legal driving re-
Road User Studies which is supported quirements with pupils tested in three If your school is considering offer-
by the Department with over 900 stu- different ways – practical moped riding ing the GCSE as an option to their

pupils and / or for more information
on the subject visit:

The ‘Just A Minute’ (JAM) Card

People with learning disabilities want to tell train conductors, bus drivers, tick-
to live happy, independent lives – but eting staff or those standing in the
sometimes everyday situations can queue, that they
stand in the way, such as getting cor- need ‘Just a Minute’
rect change on the bus or getting off (or to put it another
at the right train station. way, a little patience
The JAM Card allows people with a and support).
learning difficulty, autism or communi- JAM Card is now
cation barrier tell others they need available for free as a
‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily. plastic card or an app
However, it can be used by anyone for your phone. Or, if
with a communication barrier. you like, both!
That’s where a JAM Card can help – For more information
as a discrete way for people to indi- visit the "JAM For
cate that they need ‘Just a Minute’ i.e. Me" page:
more time. It is a card that people can
carry or display on their smart phone

The Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy to 2020 - Annual Statistical Report 2018

The NI Road Safety Strategy to 2020 - Annual Statistical Report has been published. This monitors the progress of
the strategy against agreed targets and key performance indicators:

Click to View FlipBook Version