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Jersey roads are busy! In 2018 there were approximately 125,000 registered vehicles on the Island.

Whilst we all know that walking is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to keep fit it is important to ensure that we educate our children about how to stay safe on the roads. Unfortunately every year between 20 and 30 children get hit by a car and go to Jersey’s Accident & Emergency Department.

Being Road Safe is vital!

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Not every road has a zebra crossing or is free from cars so you need to get Road Safe!

Finding the safest place to cross is not always easy, especially if you are talking to your mates, listening to your iPod and texting.

Time out!!  Stop what you are doing! 


  • Find that safe place to cross and check that the cars have stopped before you try to cross the road.
  • Check the cars have stopped before you cross.

When waiting to cross or walking on the pavement don’t go too close to the road.  It’s easy to be hit by a cars wing mirror or have your foot run over.

Think – Find a safe place to cross

Stop – Stand on the pavement and look

Look – and Listen out for traffic

Wait – until it’s safe to cross

Walk – straight across the road, look and listen too

Be road safe!

Remember, children don't get a lot of training at school on how to cross the road. Children learn by example - mostly from their parents and friends.


  • The most common time of an accident is between 7am and 1 pm or between 3pm and 6.00pm.
  • 8 children were hit by a car in 2017, 7 in 2016 and 17 in 2015. This gives an average of 10.6 children each year who are hit by a car. (These figures are taken from the SoJP RTC stats.)

As pedestrians, children are vulnerable to road accidents and so they need information and experience to become Street Safe.

Children as old as 11 can struggle to judge speeds and distances of cars as accurately as an adult can.

It’s often difficult for drivers to see the children.

It is recommended (DETR) that children start learning about the Green Cross code from the ages of 7 to 9.

Remember, children receive very little training at school on how to cross the road.  Children learn by example – mostly from their parents and friends.