JRSO schemes

The Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) initiative was launched in 2003 by the Travel Planning Team at Buckinghamshire County Council, UK, and is now operating in 63 of the 184 primary schools. Nominated upper KS2 pupils take responsibility for promoting road safety and sustainable transport in the school, present monthly bulletins in school assemblies and run competitions for fellow pupils. The second annual JRSO conference will be held at the home of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club and Wasps Rugby Club, giving the JRSOs a chance to meet and to receive some training. JRSO schemes have also been implemented by Road Safety Scotland and Transport for London. Buckinghamshire is planning to launch a Pupil Traffic Warden scheme, allowing JRSOs to patrol the road outside their school with a Police Community Support Officer and to discourage parents from parking on yellow lines or zig-zags. They also plan to take the scheme into secondary schools. Kent County Council has introduced the JRSO scheme into 30 schools.

  • Authors:
    • SCRIVENER, P
  • Publication Date: 2006-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7-9
  • Serial:
    • INROADS
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 29
    • Publisher: INSTITUTE OF ROAD SAFETY OFFICERS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:21PM