Debra the Zebra and the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Maxi Martin, joined children from Poplar Nursery School and Cliveden Kindergarten at the launch of Merton Council’s Children’s Traffic Club, which is sponsored by TfL, on Monday 15 March 2004.
The traffic club is a road safety initiative aimed at all three year olds in the borough. Membership is free and application forms are being sent to all households for parents/carers to register children aged 3-5.
Children’s Traffic Club members are sent a free road safety activity pack every three months until they are five. Parents and carers can use the pack to teach their children about road safety skills such as holding hands and ‘stop, look and listen’ in a fun and informative way.
Nurseries and playgroups will be sent similar resource packs to re-enforce this important message.
At the launch the children were given packs and t-shirts and sang the ‘traffic song’ before being given a road safety demonstration by Debra the Zebra.
Councillor Russell Makin, Cabinet Member for Transport and Planning, said: “The Children’s Traffic Club is a fun and informative way to teach young children about road safety. I hope Merton parents and carers will take up this free opportunity to help their children to stay safe around roads.”
For further information on the Children’s Traffic Club contact 020 8545 3206.