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Pedestrians & Cyclists

Pedestrians

We all have a role to play when it comes to pedestrian road safety.

Although our road safety work is primarily aimed at child pedestrians, due to the higher numbers of casualties.

It’s important that adult pedestrians are good role models and set the right example to younger road users. Make sure you put away distractions, such as mobile phones, music and headphones before you start to cross the road and always cross at a suitable pedestrian crossing where possible.
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Kent Road Safety Club

The Kent Road Safety Club aims to positively effect children’s pedestrian and cyclist behaviour, subsequently and significantly reducing child and teenage pedestrian casualties in Kent.

Find out more about the Kent Road Safety Club

Cyclists

Cycling is a popular activity for people of all ages.  Whether you are cycling for sport, pleasure or as a simple and cheap way of commuting, it has many benefits to both the rider and the environment.

It will promote your physical and mental wellbeing, whilst easing traffic congestion by reducing the number of motor vehicles on our roads.

We recommend that you should always wear a cycle helmet and high visibility clothing when cycling on or off road.

See below for details of adult cycle training offered by Kent County Council.

Cycle safely on Kent’s Roads

Training

Adults – Kent County Council offers a wide range of training courses for Adults, from Learning to Ride right through to advanced levels to give you the skills and confidence to ride in busier environments such as town centres.

As the saying goes, ‘You’re never too old to learn’, so why not check out our courses at:

www.kentcycletraining.co.uk

Children – Bikeability is the Dept for Transport recognised Cycle training programme for children.  Kent County Council are proud to offer this comprehensive cycle training programme to children from Year 5 onwards.

Levels 1 & 2 are intended for children Years 5- 6 in Primary schools, whereas Level 3 is intended for Years 7-10 in Secondary schools.

To find out more about Bikeability visit:

www.kentcycletraining.co.uk

Have a look at our YouTube page for ‘Top Tips’ for bike maintenance to make sure your bicycle is road-worthy.

Bike Maintenance Top Tips

Young Cyclist Bikeability Programme - KCC Kent Road Safety

Key statistics

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In a 3 year period (2014 to 2016) there were 966 pedestrian casualties aged 25+. 225 of these were killed or seriously injured.

85% of these were male.

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In 2016, 97 cyclists were killed or seriously injured on Kent roads.

Programmes