May 20, 2004: The
Guild of Experienced Motorists (GEM)
scheme for child road safety
-- a practical "Tufty Club" for the 21st Century
Children in Great Britain are more likely to be killed by vehicles on
the road than in almost any other country in Europe and practical child
pedestrian training, sadly neglected since the demise of the "Green
Cross Code Man" and the "Tufty Club", needs to become a
real priority says road safety champion, GEM Motoring Assist.
GEM, which works for the safety of all road
users, is praising a child pedestrian training scheme for five to seven
year olds that has been initiated in Staffordshire, called 'Starting
article, from GEM
Vehicles backing up killed 58 children in 2002 and
the number is rising each year. On average, more than one child a week is
killed, often by a family member on their own driveway. Read
the full article, by Jeanne Wright -- email@example.com.
(Source: The L.A. Times). If this issue
is of concern to you, have a look at Devices
to Reduce the Risk to Young Pedestrians from Reversing Motor Vehicles.
French car maker, Renault,
has an excellent safety record and has also produced a great
website concerning child safety. Click here
to view the section on child pedestrian