Now that the darker nights are here, children across Knowsley are being reminded to ‘Be Bright and Be Seen’ when they are out and about near roads.
At this time of year, children tend to spend more time outdoors during the hours of darkness when visibility for drivers and pedestrians is reduced.
To help children understand how vulnerable they are near roads when it is dark, they’ve been talking about it in school and were invited to enter a competition to help a teddy to ‘Be Bright and Be Seen’.
There were some creative entries and the best pictures were brightly coloured and included something reflective to make sure that the teddy could be seen in the day and night time.
Infant children from Westvale Primary School in Kirkby were presented with prizes. Well done to all of the schools and children that took part in the competition this year.
Be Bright, Be Seen advice
Here’s some helpful advice for everyone to remember if you’re out and about when it’s dark:
- Wear brightly coloured or fluorescent clothing during daylight hours but remember that this doesn’t show up in the dark!
- When it is dark you need to wear reflective gear such as vests, sashes and wristbands.
- Accessorise with clip-on reflectors, armbands and stickers on your clothes or bag.
- If you’re on a bike, remember to have clean and working lights – white at the front and red at the back. Having a rear reflector and spoke reflectors is a great idea too.
- Choose routes that are well-lit and cross at places that are lit.
Find out more
If you would like to discuss this, or any other road safety education matter, you can email the Road Safety team or call 0151 443 2232/2030.
Everyone who entered received a prize and some schools received additional prizes for their exceptional effort.