Harpenden kids test-drive safety bus

28 April 2010, 05:49 | Updated: 28 April 2010, 06:14

A new course teaching youngsters the dangers of everyday life, has been tested on school children in Harpenden.

A converted bendy-bus, has a kitchen full of dangerous objects, a living room, and even the chance for them to see the dangers on the streets.

It's described as the UK's first mobile safety centre - to help 5-11 year-olds learn about safety in the home, on the road and on the railways.

The free interactive "safety experience" is now set to tour the UK after being tried out by the youngsters of St Dominic Catholic Primary.

A converted "bendy bus"  includes a life size kitchen, front-room, plus road and rail hazards.. and even working level crossing barriers!

It comes as the charity says two thirds of children are banned from using public transport alone and a quarter aren't allowed to spend the night at a friends house.

They've found many children lack the freedom their parents had because concerns about safety have reached new levels.