Safety Town – A Collaborative Approach to Road Safety Education in NSW Schools
Keywords: School Safety and Young Driver Education
Transport-related fatalities are a leading cause of death of NSW children aged 5 to 14. The NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 highlights road safety education as a key countermeasure to reduce casualties in this vulnerable road user group. Developed as part of an enduring partnership between Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and the education sectors, Safety Town is a novel, interactive online road safety tool for primary schools. Authentic collaborative partnerships were pivotal in developing this resource. Augmented by professional learning for teachers, Safety Town positions road safety education within a Safe System framework, and meets the needs of all partners.