British Road Policing Units carry a teddy bear to console children after an accident


Kent police has equipped Road Policing Units with teddy bears to help police officers comfort distressed children involved in traffic accident. The cuddly toys will be given to children when they are trapped in a vehicle or involved in a collision either as a passenger or pedestrian.

Police Constable Darren Chapman, who got a local manufacturer to donate the soft toys, said: “It’s more difficult when young children are involved in a collision because you can’t always explain what is happening to them. Fear and confusion can overwhelm them and sometimes all they need is comfort and reassurance rather than the type of explanation you would give an adult.”


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