Brake, the road safety charity, has launched two free interactive games during Road Safety Week.
The games, developed with the support of the Department for Transport, support the theme of Road Safety Week, ‘Make the Brake Pledge’.
Take the seat belt challenge, based on the ‘Secure’ element of the Pledge, is a game for early years and Key Stage 1 children. It helps them to understand the importance of fastening seat belts and putting loose items out of harm’s way when travelling by car.
Driven to distraction!, based on the ‘Silent’ element of the Pledge, is a fun game for all ages. It challenges players to hunt out different ways in which road users can be distracted, revealing some surprising facts as the game unfolds.
During Road Safety Week 2016, everyone is encouraged to do their bit to spread awareness of the vital importance of the Pledge rules: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.
The open-access ‘Take the seat belt challenge’ and ‘Driven to distraction!’ interactive games complete a suite of six resources (together with Let’s GO20 quiz; Sober-up story; Sharpen up your driving; Drive less, live more) that cover each element of the Brake Pledge.
They can be used to spread road safety awareness and facilitate discussion throughout Road Safety Week and beyond, by teachers; fleet professionals and employers; road safety professionals; community leaders; and individuals who want to help themselves, their families and their communities by making streets safer.
Access the resources online now at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.
Dave Nichols, community engagement manager, said: “Our new e-learning resources are freely available to anyone who wants to challenge themselves, their students, family and friends while raising road safety awareness. Teachers can use Take the seat belt challenge to help children understand the importance of buckling up; and everyone can test their powers of observation with the trickier Driven to distraction!, showing how a road user’s attention can be diverted away from the road. We hope people will play them, enjoy them and share them in classrooms and across social media, throughout Road Safety Week and beyond.”