Why is road safety education important?

Children and young people are at significant risk on our roads. Road trauma is the leading cause of death and the second most frequent cause of hospitalisation among children in Australia (World Health Organisation, 2008).

We all need to learn to use the road responsibly. There is evidence that children start learning about the road system from a very early age and that this can lead to safer behaviours in later life. For more information visit the TAC road safety parents page.

Road safety education plays an important role in shaping the attitudes and behaviours of children and young people – ensuring they become responsible drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. To find out more, view the TAC's parental role modelling campaign.

27 Jul 2017