Over 40,000 Children Taking Part in National ‘Beep Beep Day’

Over 40,000 Children Taking Part in National ‘Beep Beep Day’

Over 40,000 children in 1500 pre-schools, crèches and Montessoris will take part in National ‘Beep Beep Day’ tomorrow (Friday 7 October). ‘Beep Beep Day’, a road safety awareness day for children organised by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), is one of the many events taking place during Irish Road Safety Week which runs until Sunday 9 October. This year, Irish Road Safety Week is focusing on motorcycle safety, driving for work, child safety and vulnerable road-user safety.

On ‘Beep Beep Day’, children aged 5 and under practice basic road safety messages with the ‘Simon and Friends’ road safety storybooks, songs, games and activities. The RSA is encouraging any pre-schools who are taking part to tweet pictures of the children enjoying ‘Beep Beep Day’ using the hashtag #IRSW2016.

Ms Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive, RSA said:

“’Beep Beep Day’ is a great way for our youngest and most vulnerable road-users to learn about road safety. Through our resource ‘Simon and Friends’, children can learn the basic rules of road safety in a fun and creative way, and this helps to pave the way for the development of lifelong good road safety behaviour.”

“I would also encourage parents to get involved in National ‘Beep Beep Day’ by setting a good example every time they use the roads and using the ‘Safe Cross Code’ when out walking with their children,” she said.

‘Beep Beep Day’ is coordinated nationally by the RSA and organised promoted locally by the County and City Childcare Committees ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ will continue to run until Sunday 9 October.

To find out what is happening in your area, visit www.rsa.ie  You can get involved on social media by using the hashtag #IRSW2016 and by following @RSAIreland on Twitter or liking the RSA page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RSAIreland

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