What is road safety education?

Road safety education is the program of educational activities around road safety that should be provided to children and young people in formal and community education settings – early childhood services, primary and secondary schools.

Road safety education also encourages and supports the role that parents and carers need to play in helping their children to be safe in traffic and to learn about road safety.

Road safety education seeks to develop the behaviours and attitudes for safe road use relevant to the development of children and young people as passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and as novice drivers.

To be effective, road safety education must be evidence-based and match the child/young person's stage of development and level of independence as a road user.

03 Mar 2016