Road warning to parents

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DERBY and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership is advising parents whose children are due to start secondary school next month to talk to them about road safety.

Partnership chairman Mike Ashworth said: “Eleven- to 16-year-olds are more at risk of being killed or seriously injured as a pedestrian or cyclist than any other age group.

They learn about road safety at primary school – but at secondary school they are more likely to be faced with distractions that stop them giving the road their full attention.”

He advised parents to explain the risks of listening to music or using a mobile while crossing the road.