Here's what works in school and community road safety education. Plus, how to plan more effective learning experiences for young people.
Published September 2020.
Teachers and road safety coordinators will find the evidence base for effective road safety education in the two Good practice in road safety research summaries.
Our country’s vision is this:
A New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes.
Educators contribute to this Vision Zero strategy by building a safety culture where people expect road safety interventions and respond through positive behaviours and attitudes on our roads.
Detailed evaluations of injury prevention initiatives give us a reasonable body of evidence about what works and what doesn’t in reducing harm for young road users. Key findings are outlined in this summary.
Research summary: Effective school and community based road safety for young people [PDF, 1.2 MB]
This includes examples of each step in the process of designing a road safety initiative, plus a matrix on what good practice looks like, and a simple template – the “plan on a page”.
Research summary: Planning community and school based road safety programmes for young people [PDF, 1.2 MB]