A review in 2004 (Elliott) recommended that Victoria adopt a targeted approach to the implementation of road safety education, using a 'core program plus enrichment' model.

This model proposes that 'core' or essential road safety education is delivered at specific times to target the relevant road safety issues for:

  • pre-school – holding hands, passenger restraint and parent modelling and supervision
  • early primary – pedestrian and passenger safety, particularly the "Stop, Look, Listen and Think" crossing procedure
  • transition to secondary – pedestrian, public transport and cycling safety as independent travellers
  • pre-licence – young driver safety issues, including speed, alcohol and other drugs, fatigue, peer group pressure and distractions while driving

This targeted approach is supported by crash and injury data. Motivation for learning is also generally higher at these times. The core road safety education program is complemented by an extensive range of enrichment resources.

05 Feb 2016