Road safety is a great subject in which to engage children and young people – and Road Safety Week is the perfect time to do it! If approached in the right way, students often enjoy and get a lot from studying and campaigning for road safety because it is an issue they can understand and that affects them. It’s vitally important to help shape children and young people’s understanding of and attitudes towards road safety, to help give them the best chance of keeping safe while they’re young and as they get older. Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people worldwide.Teaching road safety may be part of your country’s teaching requirements. If it isn’t, it should always be possible to incorporate road safety messages into lessons on other subjects, or assemblies, lunchtime activities, or general ‘citizenship’ or ‘wellbeing’ lessons if you have them.