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Pedestrian permit for young pupils in France

Pedestrian permit for young pupils in France

Starting in October, 5,000 French schools will organize tests to obtain the pedestrian permit from students in the lower classes, reveals the latest edition of the weekly Parisian Le Point, consulted by Rompres.

Starting in October, 5,000 French schools will organize tests to obtain the pedestrian permit from students in the lower classes, reveals the latest edition of the weekly Parisian Le Point, consulted by Rompres.
The operation is meant to sensitize children aged 7-9 years about the dangers of the street, as they begin to move on their own. The measure is needed, knowing that 44 percent of accidents involving pedestrians are on the route between school and home, adds the French magazine.
A gendarmerie will present the pedestrian permit in the classrooms, and each student will receive a brochure that sets out the rules of the Road Code and tips worth considering in order to travel on the street.

In the classroom, a DVD-ROM will take over the set, along with sequences of questions.
After six weeks of training, the gendarmerie will apply the test to obtain the permit, and then grant the students, officially, the permits during a ceremony. This initiative, which for the moment, is considering the rural and peri-urban area, would be extended to the whole territory during the next year, concludes the Parisian magazine.
Rompres
September 18, 2006