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IAM RoadSmart warns drivers and riders: be more vigilant now schools are closed

IAM RoadSmart warns drivers and riders: be more vigilant now schools are closed
The UK's biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart is reminding drivers and riders to stay alert to children walking or playing near roads without supervision in the coming weeks While the advice from the government is to practice self-distancing and for children to remain at home, IAM RoadSmart says drivers and riders should expect to see more children out and about now the schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus.  Traditionally children are at their safest when going to school in the morning and at highest risk after school when casualty rates rise between 3pm and 7pm, particularly before the clocks go forward. Drivers and riders should be on full alert for children crossing the road at unexpected times as we all get used to the new realities of life under the ongoing coronavirus measures. With many children distracted by their smartphones, their friends or just caught up in the moment, t…

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