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Towards survival on the road.

Horsnell, G

General

2009

An individual’s road safety experiences in the first 1000 weeks of life provide a basis for the years beyond. A well-conceived and thorough learning program can provide a sound foundation on which to build.

At the moment, there seems to be a lack of a clearly-enunciated Road Safety Education Program which takes the individual from being a passenger, to life as a pedestrian, to cycling and,finally, to driving. Knowledge, skills and attitudes learnt at each stage should be seen as carrying over to the next.

Much work is currently being done at each stage, but the interrelationships of the stages is not made clear. The net effectiveness of a situation such as this needs to be questioned.