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STEPS road safety training

How STEPS is delivered

During school time, trained volunteers teach Year 1 and Year 4 children. There are practical roadside lessons and some classroom-based activities.

What children learn

  • 1st steps - choosing safe places and routes to cross the road
  • 2nd steps - crossing safely between parked cars
  • 3rd steps - crossing safely at junctions.

Nearly 40,000 children are killed or injured each year as a result of road accidents. Most of these accidents happen close to home, on journeys to and from school. STEPS training helps children learn the skills they need to keep safe when crossing the road.

STEPs training is currently being delivered to Primary Schools in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. If it's not available in your school, we're happy to send information about the scheme.

Please email road.safety@bcpcouncil.gov.uk with your details.