A series of special events across Oxfordshire will enable an MP and county councillors to see for themselves the life-saving work that road safety volunteers undertake.
County councillors and Tony Baldry, MP for North Oxfordshire, have volunteered to experience life as a road safety volunteer. They will take part in a VIP challenge, assisting their local school with practical roadside "Footsteps" child pedestrian training and cycle training.
Footsteps involves children aged between two and seven in the decision making process of crossing the road. Oxfordshire County Council has 600 volunteers delivering training to 2,500 children each year.
Children aged 9+ can take in part in the county council's successful cycle training scheme, which uses 700+ volunteers to train around 3,650 children each year.
Sarah Gniadek Pitt, RSO, said: "The number of child cyclists and pedestrians injured on our roads was the lowest ever recorded last year. We directly attribute this to the practical training Oxfordshire youngsters receive. This can only be delivered to so many children because of our 1,300 volunteers."
For further information contact Sarah Gniadek-Pitt on 01235 771095, or firstname.lastname@example.org