Road Safety Education Pack
The EASST Road Safety Education Pack is a global teaching resource that provides stimulating and engaging activities to introduce road safety messages and behaviours to kids. To date, thousands of children across the world have been taught using the Pack and EASST has heard great reports of children reminding their parents to fasten their seat belts and not use their mobile phones while driving as a result of the lessons.
The pack has been developed in co-operation with our EASST Partners as well as highly experienced UK road safety experts including the UK Government’s Think! Campaign. It has been tailored to reflect the risks, challenges, and conditions in low and middle-income countries.
Split into three sections targeted at under 6s, 6-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds, the pack provides the resources you need to teach children and young people basic road safety principles in an age-appropriate way by using simple, fun, educational activities.
The key principles underlying all the activities in the EASST Road Safety Education pack are:
- Awareness of traffic and its dangers.
- Good behaviour around roads.
- Making safe choices to keep you and others safe.
The topics in each section vary according to the target age group, but they all relate to our key principles, helping teach road safety in a variety of formal and informal educational settings.
Find out how to make the most of the EASST Road Safety Education Pack with our six-step guide to implementation.
Why Teach Road Safety?
On average more than 500 under 18’s die on the world’s roads each day. Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people in every world region.
Road safety is vital for children and young people. It is never too early to teach them about basic safety skills. In particular, children are at risk because:
- They are smaller so find it harder to see, and be seen by, drivers.
- They are less able to recognise dangerous situations and lack the maturity to make good decisions about safe behaviour.
- They are physically smaller and so are more likely to be hurt by an impact.
Educators can protect children by teaching them life-saving messages and skills. Making young people aware of the risks and providing them with strategies to remain safe are important parts of their development.
Road Safety is a great subject for engaging children and young people. Even the youngest child will know something about it, because everyone uses roads and road safety impacts everyone.
The EASST Road Safety Education Pack is available for anyone to use as free resource.
It can be tailored to local contexts, incorporating the logos of local organisations and NGOs, changing the idiom, names and illustrations as necessary. While the fundamental content and key messages remain the same.
The Education Pack is currently available in nine languages.
For more information on the Pack, for versions in different languages or to find out how you can tailor the Pack to your local needs, get in touch.
DOWNLOAD THE EASST ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION PACK
Download resources in your language:
Children’s Road Safety News
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our partners’ work on promoting safer roads. Read the story from Azerbaijan.
EASST’s Gela Kvashilava calls for better coordination and a holistic transport strategy to improve public transport services in Georgia.
EASST partner AMAK play key role in developing the new national road safety plan and look ahead to being part of the long-term changes it promises.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year, each month we will be sharing a news story from our archive and finding out how the story has developed over the years. This month, we’re looking at the National Road Safety Council of Armenia.
The launch follows a breakthrough earlier this year when the Education Pack was approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research to be introduced into the National Curriculum.
Gela Kvashilava of the Partnership for Road Safety in Georgia and EASST Director Emma MacLennan were among the speakers at the Safer City Street Network’s 4th meeting in London and Manchester, organised by the ITF and POLIS.
The 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety shows progress in key areas but calls for further action as the rate of road deaths and injuries globally remains unacceptable high.