YOUNG people are being urged to do their bit for road safety by creating a design to raise awareness.
The #SeeYouOnTheRoad Competition, run by Dorset Road Safe, is back for 2023 and sees young people between nine and 16 design a poster, social media image or animation that can be used to spread awareness of the risks of pedestrian distraction.
“Sadly, there were over 100 young people aged between 11-19 who were seriously injured as pedestrians on the roads in Dorset last year,” said a spokesperson.
“This is higher than any other age group. The number one cause of these collisions was the pedestrian failing to look properly before crossing the road. The second highest cause was the driver failing to see the pedestrian.”
The competition features two categories (nine-12 years old and 13-16 years old) and entries are open until July 31.
The finalists’ designs will be shared on social media by @dwfrsroadsafety throughout August, and two winners (one from each category) will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced in September.
Both winners will receive a tour of their local fire station and a £30 Amazon voucher, donated by local sponsors.
Full details of the competition, including how to enter, can be found at www.dwfire.org.uk/dorset-road-safety-competition.
More about Dorset Road Safe can be found at www.dorsetroadsafe.org.uk.