Cartoons aim to educate children about road safety

A new report shows 10% of parents don't check to see if their child is wearing a seatbelt before starting a journey. Charities are now launching a campaign to help educate parents and children about the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt.

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Cartoons encourage pupils to belt-up

Christ the King Primary School welcome some special visitors Credit: ITV News

Pupils in Cardiff are being reminded how important it is to wear a seat belt with the help of some characters from the animation The Croods.

Figures released this week show that 10 per cent of parents fail to check if their children are wearing a seat belt and over a third of parents aren't aware of the dangers.

School children across the UK are learning the Croods Cross Code this week; a code which includes some important messages of road safety.

It's all part of Belt Up Week, a campaign led by safety charity Brake, which aims to educate children about the importance of road safety and always wearing a seatbelt.

Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton is backing the campaign: ' “As a mother of three young children, I’m thrilled to be supporting Belt Up Week and helping kids learn about the importance of wearing seat belts and being careful on the roads on the way to and from school.”

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