Now the days are getting longer and nights are getting lighter children are starting to come to school on their bikes. Please approach the school with extra care.
Always check your mirrors and blind spot, whether you are stationary or moving.
Always look for cyclists, especially at junctions. Look out for all types of cyclist (not every cyclist will be wearing hi-viz). Cyclists can be hard to see from a side view as they turn into or out of junctions, especially in the dark or wet. Be aware that the window pillars can obscure cyclists and pedestrians from view so move your head and look around the pillars to be sure.
Cyclists may not always give a signal, especially mid-junction or on a roundabout, as they need both hands for steering and braking. If you are unsure of a cyclist’s intention, wait for them to make their manoeuvre.
When turning right across a line of slow moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing. Make sure you check mirrors and blind spots before turning.
Thank you for keeping our children safe