Using maths and science curriculum to increase understanding of how and why correct, age-appropriate child car seat use improves safety
Submission Date: 2019
Kids and Traffic, part of Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) Road Safety Education Program, seeks to prevent child road trauma. Kids and Traffic collaborates with educators to develop integrated road safety curriculum, including maths and science, to improve child and adult understanding of how and why child car seats protect children. Findings from the Buckle up Safely Program (Keay et al., 2012) and observational evidence suggest that this approach can improve safety outcomes for children through increasing correct use of age-appropriate restraints. Evaluation now underway will inform professional development and resources to be made available to all NSW early learning centres.