Adding trains and trams to safety town: a government and not-for-profit road/rail education partnership leading the way in NSW
Keywords: Education – general and other, Early Childhood Road Safety, Road Safety Programs, School Safety
Submission Date: 2019
One third of pedestrians hospitalised due to serious injuries at level crossings each year in Australia are young people (Henley & Harrison, 2017), and heavy and light rail infrastructure investments are increasing across NSW. The TrackSAFE Foundation (TrackSAFE) identified opportunities to integrate rail safety education content into the existing evidence-informed road safety education resource ‘Safety Town’, funded by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and widely used by schools across NSW. Through a comprehensive program review process, new content was added to help primary students learn about pedestrian and passenger safety near trains, trams, platforms and tracks.