The Green Car Cross Code
EV Road Safety? Check!
With more electric vehicles on the roads than ever before, it’s super important that we all learn to look out for them when crossing the road. They sound a little different to traditional cars and can accelerate faster.
We’ve developed the Green Car Cross Code, supported by the UK’s largest road safety charity – Brake. Once you've watched our video and read the steps below, you can take our quiz to test your knowledge further down the page.
Let’s all stay safe and enjoy a sustainable future! Ready? Let’s go.
The Green Car Cross Code Quiz
It’s time to test your knowledge, to see if you’ve graduated from the EV road safety college!
Passed with flying colours? Go ahead and download your certificate.
The Green Car Cross Code gives you all the tips and information you need when crossing the road in our new EV world…Please find all the steps below, or download a copy of the Green Car Cross Code.
The Green Car Cross Code Steps
☆ 1. STOP!
First find the safest place to cross – make sure it’s clear from any vehicles or charging points and cables that might obstruct you. Stand on the pavement near the kerb.
☆ 2. USE YOUR EYES AND EARS!
Look all around for traffic and listen extra carefully for electric vehicles - which can be very quiet or sometimes don’t sound like a car at all.
☆ 3. WAIT UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO CROSS!
If traffic is coming, let it pass.
☆ 4. LOOK AND LISTEN AGAIN!
Keep your eyes and ears on the road and be extra careful because electric vehicles are often capable of accelerating faster than other cars.
☆ 5. CROSS!
When it is safe, go straight across the road – do not run or walk diagonally.
☆ 6. ARRIVE SAFELY!
Get across safely.
Supported by Brake
Mary Williams, OBE, at Brake said:
“By engaging children and young people with key road safety issues, and helping them speak out about the need for safe and healthy journeys, we can make our communities safer, help people to live active lifestyles, and stop needless tragedies before they happen. We’re pleased to support the work of our corporate partner ZenAuto to help schools and parents talk to children about how to cross roads safely.”