Kids' road safety campaign

More than 5,000 children from around Wales are due to join marches outside their schools today, to campaign for better road safety. The charity Brake is behind the 'Giant Walking Bus'. It wants drivers to go 20mph, and new safety measures.

Calls for drivers to keep to 20mph near schools

Many parents are in a difficult situation when it comes to letting their kids walk or cycle, often forced to weigh up the benefits of their kids being active and getting out and about with the risk of their child being knocked down and hurt.

We need to make it easier for them by making roads safer for children and people of all ages, to help kids have the fun, active childhood they deserve - and a proven way to do this is to reduce traffic speeds.

We're appealing to drivers to listen to the thousands of kids marching today, and take the simple step of slowing down to 20mph or less around homes, schools and shops. It's a case of putting kids before getting there a few minutes faster.

We're also urging government - and more local authorities in Wales - to work towards 20mph being the norm across all our communities, to help kids get walking without being put in danger.

– Julie Townsend, Brake

5,000 schoolchildren in 20mph campaign

Children from 44 schools across Wales are taking part in a Giant Walking Bus today Credit: ITV News

Thousands of schoolchildren from across Wales are taking part in a 'Giant Walking Bus' today calling for drivers to slow down to 20mph around schools, homes and shops.

The 'Go 20' campaign, organised by charity Brake, aims to protect children who already walk to school and encourage more to do so.

It also calls for more safety measures such as 20mph limits, pavements, paths and crossings. Around 5,000 children are expected to take part from 44 schools across Wales.