Road Safety Week: Are the roads around your school safe?

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Schools close roads to keep kids safe

More than 40 schools in England have closed the roads around their buildings to cut pollution and make it safer for kids walking in.

Over half of primary school children walk in each day and 1 in 4 cars on the roads at busy times are dropping kids off.

The School Streets scheme closes roads before and after school and Naz has been to Liverpool to a school that's thinking about using the scheme too.

Road safety's something that lots of you feel strongly about so we want to know how you're cutting traffic around your school. Tell us what you're doing here

Closing roads is not the only way to stay safe - here are other things people have done to stay safe on our roads and around our schools.

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Watch the kids getting animated about road safety

Road safety message from some 'animated' young people!

A few years ago Aardman Animation, the guys behind Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit, teamed up with some road safety charities and the government to get kids to come up with animated road safety messages.

Martin loves a bit of stop start animation and being safe around roads, so Newsround sent him to find out some more.

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Ricky meets the singing kids

Kids sing against stupid driving

One of the worst places for bad driving on our roads can sometimes be right outside the school gates.

That means it's a lot of mums and dads who are doing the bad driving and being dangerous.

This group of children were sick of the problems on the road outside their school so they decided to do something about it.

With the help of a professional film crew, they made a song to try and get parents to straighten up their driving.

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Brandon's story

Brandon's story

In 2015 Ayshah went to speak to Brandon, who was injured in a traffic accident.

His injuries affected his brain and how it works.

Brandon spent more than a year recovering and it made him miss a lot of school.

Watch the video to hear about Brandon's story and his road safety message.

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Take a look at these new traffic cops with a difference...

Even robots want safe roads too!

Maybe not all robots but these traffic cops definitely want safe roads.

These giant solar-powered robots were watching over streets in the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.

The robo-cops let drivers know when it's safe to go by using red and green lights on their rotating arms.

They also have security cameras on them, which allow the police to keep an eye on the roads and make sure there's no trouble.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by U17177798

    30 Nov 2018 16:05
    I dont feel safe sometimes as we have to cross a main road to get to school
  • Comment number 1. Posted by StarBaker

    24 Nov 2018 16:09
    Why do people drive 🚗 so badly? If you need to drive then leave earlier in case there's traffic.🚦