Be Bright Be Seen

 

During term time, the majority of child road accidents happen in the afternoon and evenings, especially in the autumn and winter when it gets dark earlier in the day. With that in mind, we joined lots of other schools across Hampshire for ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ Day.

As part of the Be Bright, Be Seen road safety campaign, we have been educating the children about how they can help to keep themselves safe in the dark, especially when they are walking to and from school. One of the key messages is to make yourself seen by wearing something reflective.

Be Bright, Be Seen Tips

  • At twilight and night time, reflective clothing or tape that is picked up in car’s headlights is best.
  • Always choose routes and cross at places that are well-lit.
  • Where possible, cross the road at a pedestrian crossing.
  • It is against the law to cycle at night without a white front light, a red back light and a red reflector at the back.
  • Drivers should be especially careful around schools and mindful of their speed when visibility is poor.