Who knows what makes Traffic Safety Education effective?
Submission Date: 2013
How can a road safety practitioner find out when, what and in what way students in formal education settings need to know about Traffic Safety Education? While education research supports the notion that teachers are best placed to deliver Traffic Safety Education in schools, many areas of the community and the road safety sector work within formal education settings to deliver road safety messages. How can a consistent vision and source of Traffic Safety Education principles be provided to all practitioners in this area? How can a consistent and correct set of messages for road safety be fostered for all practitioners? When are prevention and intervention programs most appropriate and, more importantly, in what forms? This paper brings together current research knowledge and educational understandings about key traffic safety education approaches to support practitioners to deliver road safety programs in an efficient and effective manner.