For 20 years, Road Safety Week has been inspiring teachers, youth workers, and early-learning educators to engage pupils of all ages in lessons and activities encouraging safe and responsible road use. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get important messages home to parents and the wider community.

To help, free resources on this year’s theme Speed Down Save Lives, are now available to anyone who works with children by registering for free via The activities include downloadable and interactive resources, lesson plans, assembly presentations, activity sheets, advice and case studies of what other educators have done.

In the UK speeding is still a major problem. It causes needless crashes, untold suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives. Those who work with children and young people can link activities to this theme by using these resources, prepared by the road safety charity Brake.

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager for Brake, said: “Speeding remains a major problem in the UK. Not only does it put kids’ lives at risk every single day, but it prevents them from being able to walk and cycle safely in their communities. That is why we’re encouraging everyone to Speed Down Save Lives this Road Safety Week.”

Brake is also in the process of producing a brand-new film aimed at primary schools, which will be available in November and feature a TV children’s presenter.