Beep Beep! Days with Timmy Time drives home road safety message
On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every single day, that’s equivalent to a whole classroom of children every single week!
To raise greater awareness and educate young children Huddersfield-based road safety charity Brake, runs Beep Beep! Days with Timmy Time for early years educators, to give them the tools they need to share important messages about road safety with young children aged 2–7.
By taking part in a fun, road-safety-themed day, children gain an understanding of the dangers of traffic and ways to stay safer near roads from an early age, with help from Timmy and his friends, and this helps ensure that road safety is well engrained for later years when they start to travel more independently.
Children are also fabulous advocates for road safety and Beep Beep! Days equip them to use ‘pester power’ to take key messages about road safety home to the grown-ups who care for them and call on those grown-ups to help keep them safe near roads.
Brake has been running Beep Beep! Days since 2004, with the support of Churchill Insurance. Every year, thousands of early years educators sign up to take part, engaging more than 315,000 children (in 2018) in road safety activities.
Everyone who registers for a Beep Beep! Day can access a free online action pack full of ideas and activities to teach children about safe and unsafe behaviours near roads, and what grown-ups can do to help keep them safe. A low-cost bumper pack offers additional printed resources to enable educators to deliver a session with reusable, laminated resources.