The transition from Primary to Secondary can be difficult for many pupils and this is not only academically. The move to a new school often means more independent travel and longer journeys. As a consequence, young people from age 11 can be extremely vulnerable on the roads.
Teenagers are injured on roads every year, as pedestrians, as vehicle passengers, as cyclists and as new drivers. It is important that the momentum for road safety education is not lost at the secondary stage as pressure on the curriculum increases. Teenagers need road safety education specific to their age group, therefore a number of methods can be used to deliver road safety messages at this level.