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Highway Code: Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 292846, tabled on 1 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that young people are being appropriately educated on (a) safe use of the highway and (b) the contents of the highway code.

Answered on

7 October 2019

Schools are free to cover teaching about road safety and the highway code as part of their duty to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, including through their personal, social, health and economic education provision. Schools can draw on resources available from many providers including, in relation to road safety, the THINK! Campaign developed by the Department for Transport, which is accessible here: https://www.think.gov.uk.

The Government also funds the Bikeability scheme which provides pupils with high quality cycling training. Bikeability allows pupils to gain practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on roads, and increases pupils’ confidence and skills for all types of cycling.

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