Road safety is a great subject in which to engage children and young people – and Road Safety Week is the perfect time to do it! If approached in the right way, students often enjoy and get a lot from studying and campaigning for road safety because it is an issue they can understand and that affects them.
Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured. Typical road users include: pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, vehicle passengers, horse-riders and passengers of on-road public transport (mainly buses and trams).
Clever concepts. To engage the community and help change unsafe behaviour on the roads, we develop education and awareness campaigns. Towards Zero highlights the human element of the road toll and encourages all road users to change the way we think about road safety.
Here's the full essay that I wrote with my students for the question below. Some people think that strict punishments for driving offences are the key to reducing traffic accidents. Others, however, believe that other measures would be more effective in improving road safety. Discuss both these ...