MORE than 1,000 schoolchildren in Carmarthenshire have been learning about road-side safety in a bid by the local authority to save lives.
In the last year the pupils have been shown how to spot safe places to cross roads and improve their skills to become safer pedestrians during a 12-week training session.
The Kerbcraft training scheme is delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council’s road safety unit, funded by the Welsh Government.
Its aim is to teach children the importance of road-side safety and raising awareness of safely crossing the road.
All children who complete the training programme are presented with certificates by safety mascot Gary GoSafe.
Executive board member for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “The Kerbcraft pedestrian training scheme is invaluable as it instils the importance of road safety at an early age and ultimately saves lives.”
For further information on the Kerbcraft pedestrian training programme contact pedestrian training co-ordinators Karen John on 01267 228291 or Alex McDowall on 01267 228289.
Further information about road safety initiatives can be found at www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales