A CAMPAIGN to teach youngsters road safety messages has been launched.
Road safety charity Brake wants nursery schools and playgroups to organise a Beep Beep! Day to teach tots valuable road safety messages.
The event can be organised between August 1 and September 12 and aims to give carers the chance to educate toddlers and also raise charity cash.
Brake says children as young as two can be taught simple road safety messages, such as holding hands with adults when close to roads and the importance of the word stop when there is danger from traffic.
One child under six is killed every week on Britain's roads and 24 children are injured.
The Beep Beep! Day, which is being organised with Green Flag Motoring Assistance, can take the form of a supervised toddle, or by using safe pavements or sitting on ride-on toys to learn road safety in the playground.
Mary Williams, Brake chief executive, said: "Nurseries and playgroups can play a crucial role in educating impressionable toddlers about the basic rules of road safety, rules that will continue to help keep them safe by roads throughout their childhood."
Money raised will go to Brake, which provides support to families who have been bereaved by a road crash.
Information packs can be obtained from Brake on 01484 559909, or email firstname.lastname@example.org