Schools are encouraged to emphasise the importance of road safety through policies and procedures. An example road safety education policy is given here.
Policies are effective when they are viewed as living documents, developed and reviewed through community consultation. The policy should reflect the types of travel undertaken by the school community.
Example policy updated July 2020.
The example policy does not provide comprehensive coverage of all possible road safety issues. It has an emphasis on road safety education for students through:
Any school creating a road safety policy will need to consider the learning needs of students and the road environment of its community.
Please note: this web page and example policy documents provide guidance only. Boards of Trustees and Principals must ensure their own school policies and procedures meet all legal requirements.
School Traffic Safety Teams Manual
Covers school patrols, school wardens and bus wardens.
Safer journeys for rural schools(external link)
This guide provides a systematic way of assessing the immediate school environment, and journeys to and from school for road safety risk and a toolbox of countermeasures. A second document has guidelines for urban schools.