Road safety education is the program of educational activities around road safety that is provided to children and young people in formal and community education settings – such as early childhood services, primary and secondary schools.
Road safety education encourages and supports the role that parents and carers play in helping their children to be safe road users and to learn about road safety. It 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.
Road Safety Education In Victoria
The aim of road safety education in Victoria is to reduce the risk of injury and death to children and young people from road trauma and to lay the foundations for safe road use throughout life.
The delivery of road safety education in Victoria is supported by the Victorian Road Safety Education Reference Group. The group is made up of representatives from VicRoads, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Department of Education and Training and Public Transport Victoria. Each agency takes responsibility to provide resources and programs to support all levels of road safety education.
This website will help Victorian teachers, early childhood professionals, students, parents and carers to better understand evidence-based road safety education and to easily locate road safety education resources and information.