A targeted range of essential resources is available to support Traffic Safety Education in schools.
Good Practice Road Safety for Young People
Many community groups, schools and the general public are very concerned about the level of road trauma among young drivers, and are motivated to address this. To support community groups and schools to deliver effective community and school-based road safety for young people, the Victorian Community Road Safety Partnership Program and the Victorian Road Safety Education Reference Group arranged for the development of the following resources to help inform local program development and delivery.
- Effective Community and School Based Road Safety For Young People: A Summary of the Research
- Youth Road Safety: Effective Practice
- Fact Sheet 1 – Road Safety Education in Senior Secondary Schools: Good Practice Guide
- Fact Sheet 2 – Community Road Safety: Young Road User Safety Good Practice Guide
- Fact Sheet 3 – High Risk Young Drivers and Young Offenders: Good Practice Guide
- Fact Sheet 4 – What Doesn't Work for Young Road Users and Why
The above good practice guides are available at:
Road Safety Education Victoria – Research
Kids on the Move
Kids on the Move is designed to assist primary schools to implement a core traffic safety education program.
The Kids On The Move resources are organised into modules targeting specific AusVELS Levels:
Foundation, Levels 1 and 2
Levels 4, 5 and 6
Traffic Safety Essentials
Teaching traffic safety is an important part of secondary school, as the next generation of drivers need to understand their responsibility for appropriate behaviour on the roads. Traffic Safety Essentials is the core resource for traffic safety education in Victorian secondary schools and is linked to AusVELS. Aimed at Year 10s, it focuses on helping young people improve their decision making skills, to understand consequences of their decisions and improve the safety of themselves and their peers. It also includes information on related road safety information and resources that can also be used in secondary schools.
Further information about Traffic Safety Essentials is available at:
Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) - School Resources
Victoria's Road Safety Education Action Plan 2014-2016
Vic Roads resources for Primary Schools
Vic Roads Starting out Safely is the core Traffic Safety Education program for children under six years of age.
Student Driver Policy Guidelines have been revised in collaboration with the Victorian Road Safety Education Reference Group to support schools to develop and update their own student driver policy guidelines.
Stay Bus Safe Resources
– the Victorian Government’s Stay Bus Safe Around the Bus Stop initiative aims to ensure that the 70,000 students in Victoria who use the rural bus network each day continue to travel safely.
Bus Safety Video – One Near Miss is a Near Miss too Many is a program for teachers on the essentials in bus safety; the video also has segments to use with students and with parents.
VicRoads Safe To School: Improving safety at school drop off and pick up times – VicRoads has developed parent education materials, along with information and advice for schools, to help improve children and young people’s safety during school drop off and pick up times.
Vehicle insurance for Pre-licence Education programs (doc - 686.5kb) – complete this form to insure vehicles for off-road driver training.