Pupils have once again demonstrated they are streets ahead when it comes to road safety knowledge – giving success the green light at the annual road safety quiz.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor Cllr Barry Stephens was honoured to host the event in the Mayoral Chamber in Pontypridd this month.
Here, pupils from schools across the Rhondda competed, pitching their grey matter against each other to see who knew the most about staying safe on the roads – whether that is crossing safely, staying visible to cars or being a safe pedestrian and cyclist.
After the tense opening rounds, Dolau Primary School in Ynyshir were named the winners, with Ton Pentre coming in a close second and, hot on their heels were Pontrhondda and Parc Primary, who were joint third.
The quiz marks the end of another year for the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Road Safety Team, which works in all schools across the county borough to ensure pupils are safe pedestrians, cyclists and motorists of the future.
The team works with partners including South Wales Police, schools management and PTAs to raise awareness of issues such as illegal and dangerous parking outside schools – especially on zig zag lines – and recruits Junior Road Safety Officers in each school, who help to share key information and raise awareness among fellow pupils, teachers and parents.
The team also work in the community and offer cycling proficiency for older children, as well as safety and refresher courses for mature drivers, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the roads and pavements of Rhondda Cynon Taf – and the pedestrians, cyclists and drivers who use them – stay safe at all times.
Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cllr Stephens said: “Well done and thank you to all of the pupils who took part in the 2016 Road Safety Quiz. It was a pleasure to meet them and I thank all of them for their effort and commitment at the event."
Find out more about Road Safety Work at www.rctcbc.gov.uk