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Development of the Austroads School Road Safety Education Check List: Final Report
  • Publication no: AP-R262-05
  • ISBN: 0 85588 725 7
  • Published: 1 January 2005
Most Australasian jurisdictions remain committed to school-based road safety education (RSE) programs in both the primary and secondary sectors. Whilst the difficulties of conducting outcome evaluations appear daunting, the magnitude of the investment in such programs implies a responsibility to ensure, at the very least, that program content is based on sound road safety principles and the methods used are based on sound educational principles and delivery practices. Austroads commissioned ARRB Transport Research Ltd to develop a check list for the road safety content and educational methodology of school-based RSE programs and to use the check list as the basis of a detailed audit of selected Australasian programs. The check list is intended to be used by people working in road safety or education who have responsibility for purchasing, commissioning or developing new RSE programs for schools or reviewing existing programs. It can be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a program, thereby assisting in making decisions regarding continued support, partial or complete redevelopment or termination of the program. The check list can also assist in identifying gaps in the coverage provided by the range of programs available in a particular jurisdiction, thereby suggesting directions for future program development or for the adaptation of existing programs from other jurisdictions. The report includes a catalogue of RSE programs operating in Australia and New Zealand in early 2003; a review of relevant educational and road safety literature; check lists for road safety content and educational delivery methods for school RSE programs; and the findings of case studies in which the check list was used to review nine current RSE programs (one from each jurisdiction).
  • AP-R262/04 DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTROADS SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION CHECK LIST - FINAL REPORT
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. This report
    • 1.2. Scope of the project
  • 2. SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
    • 2.1. New Zealand
    • 2.2. New South Wales
    • 2.3. Victoria
    • 2.4. Queensland
    • 2.5. South Australia
    • 2.6. Western Australia
    • 2.7. Tasmania
    • 2.8. Australian Capital Territory
    • 2.9. Northern Territory
  • 3. ROAD SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    • 3.1. Review of the literature on school road safety education
    • 3.2. Road safety principles for educational programs
    • 3.3. Road safety content requirements for school education programs
  • 4. DELIVERY OF SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    • 4.1. Educational context in which road safety education is delivered
    • 4.2. Issues relating to good practice road safety education in schools
    • 4.3. Delivering road safety education in schools during the compulsory years of schooling
    • 4.4. Resources, including teachers
    • 4.5. Summary
    • 4.6. Delivery process requirements
  • 5. CASE STUDIES OF SELECTED PROGRAMS
    • 5.1. Purpose
    • 5.2. Selection of programs to be reviewed
    • 5.3. Pilot study
    • 5.4. Changes to the check list following the pilot study
    • 5.5. Case studies of selected programs
    • 5.6. Comments sought from program providers
  • 6. STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE PROGRAMS REVIEWED
    • 6.1. Road Sense-Ata Haere (New Zealand)
    • 6.2. Move Ahead with Street Sense (New South Wales)
    • 6.3. RoadSmart (Victoria)
    • 6.4. Bike Ed (Queensland)
    • 6.5. Safe Routes to School (South Australia)
    • 6.6. Road Show (Western Australia)
    • 6.7. Pre-Driver Awareness (Tasmania)
    • 6.8. Road Ready (Australian Capital Territory)
    • 6.9. School Road Safety Program / Hector the Road Safety Cat (Northern Territory)
  • 7. PERFORMANCE OF THE CHECK LIST
    • 7.1. Comments from program providers
    • 7.2. Experience of the project team during the case studies
    • 7.3. Comments from Austroads member authorities
  • 8. CHANGES TO THE DRAFT CHECK LIST
  • 9. THE CHECK LIST HANDBOOK
  • 10. CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A AUSTROADS SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION CHECK LIST
  • APPENDIX B CHECK LIST USED FOR THE CASE STUDIES
  • APPENDIX C REVIEWS OF SELECTED PROGRAMS