Eight steps toward better road safety education in Europe

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Road safety experts across Europe have devised a new approach for helping how education courses are structured and delivered. 

It is part of a report published by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE.

Eleven countries are represented by experts for a strategy which is designed as a starting point for those involved in the design, testing, implementing and evaluation of educational activities on traffic safety and mobility, and who are creating new, or updating current, activities.

It is also a potential important resource for schools, local authorities and other stakeholders when planning which education activities and projects with the best possible results should receive funding.

The guidelines reflect a list of minimum criteria that should be included or consider, in order to ensure that standards are not compromised. Set out is an eight-step model for educators to follow:

  • Analyse
  • Define objectives
  • Achieving change
  • Design
  • Pre-test
  • Produce
  • Implement
  • Evaluate

To help illustrate how these steps can be adopted in practice, the new guidance includes 27 case studies from across Europe. The LEARN! Manual can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

The handbook has been published as part of the LEARN! (Leveraging Education to Advance Road safety Now) project, by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE, and aims to improve the quality of traffic safety and mobility education across Europe.

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Author: Simon Weedy

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