Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Road Safety

Benefits

It is important that children and parents are encouraged to walk to and from school for many different reasons, for example:-

Health

Encouraging walking is raising the promotion of exercise in order to tackle rising obesity issues.

Safety

If more people walked to and from school, there would be fewer cars on the roads, fewer cars parked on the yellow Zig-Zag markings, less congestion around our schools, less pollution and fewer children injured on our roads.

Social

Walking allows parents greater opportunities to communicate with their children on the journey to school and allows them the opportunity to teach road safety skills to their children on a regular basis.