Junior Road Safety Officers
We take part in Suffolk County Council Highways Agency 'Junior Road Safety Scheme. Our 4 JRSOs work tirelessly to make Birchwood and it's pupils safe whilst out and about.
JRSO Gold award 2019
JRSO Gold award 2018
JRSO Gold award 2017
We have just recently set the clocks back an hour and summer time has ended. Road traffic collisions increase by 20% in the fortnight after the time change. Sadly, some of those collisions will involve child pedestrians and cyclists. Children under-16 are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users.
The latest available government statistics (2015)* show that 58% of children who die or are seriously injured in a road collision are involved in incidents between 3 and 7pm. From now, much of those will happen in darkness.
Whilst younger children are at risk, the data shows that 11 - 15 year olds are actually at more at risk from accidents that kill or result in serious injury.
The resources below will help remind children, especially teenagers, about road safety and safe cycling.