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TACS delivered in Coventry

Pupils at the Balsall Common Primary School in Coventry had a big shock when they came in to school and found a 44 tonne DHL truck on their playground.

This is all in a day’s work for the DHL Trucks and Child Safety (TACS) team, who deliver road safety messaging in over 150 Schools each year (for more information about TACS click here – link to TACS page on the website).

Trained DHL TACS demonstrators help children up and down the country learn about road safety and the dangers of trucks including the blind spots, how loud the vehicle is, what to do when a truck is turning and how children can stay safe around roads and vehicles. In fact over 40,000 young people were supported by TACS in 2018 – something we are very proud of.

Howard Rose, a representative from Balsall Common Primary School, said, “Young children need to understand how small they are in comparison to these huge trucks and if a driver cannot see or hear them he won’t know if they are there. Even if we can avoid one child being killed or seriously injured on the roads by giving these TACS demonstrations then the whole thing is worth it.”

Emma Baker, DHL TACS demonstrator said We had a fantastic day talking to over 500 children. We were made to feel very welcome and the children (and teaching staff!) were extremely well behaved. Seeing the fascination on all their faces when introduced to our 44 tonne lorry on their playground was a rewarding experience. We are grateful to all at Balsall Common Primary school for allowing us to visit and deliver DHL’s safety message. It would be our pleasure to return in the future.”

Photo: Year 4 Pupils with Mr Wood and the TACS Team.