UTTOXETER'S parents and children are being urged to 'stop, look and listen' after new figures showed there were more than 25,000 accidents involving people being hit by cars in the space of a year.
West Midlands Ambulance Service, which covers Uttoxeter, is making the call after the Department for Transport revealed it recorded 25,218 pedestrian accidents in 2012 - with 5,979 resulting in death.
An ambulance service spokesman said: "Whether it was the Green Cross Man, Alvin Stardust or two little hedgehogs that taught you how to cross the road, we're reminding parents and children alike to stop, look and listen."
"The Green Cross Code is easy. Find a safe place to cross, stop before you get to the kerb, look all around for traffic, listen for traffic and, when it's safe, go straight across the road and do not run."
The full set of Highway Code rules for pedestrians are available online at www.gov.uk.
More tips and a series of quizzes to enforce road safety are available online at hink.direct.gov.uk.