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Principles of best practice for road safety education.

Zines, D, Miller, A, Parsons, L, Saunders, E

Education

2011

Between 2007 and 2009, School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) and the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University (CHPRC, ECU) worked together to develop best practice principles for road safety education. One of the benefits and critical success factors of developing a best practice model for road safety education has been the ongoing involvement of key stakeholders at both a state and national level. This national and state collaboration and increased commitment is unparalleled in the area of road safety education.

SDERA in conjunction with Edith Cowan University has widely disseminated the results of this project. It has been a unique initiative involving Western Australian, Australian and New Zealand stakeholders. In 2010, SDERA and ECU were jointly awarded an Injury Control Council of Western Australia Excellence in Community Safety Award in the research category for the research and development work on the Principles for school road safety education (SDERA, 2009). The principles that were developed ensure that content and delivery methods of road safety education are consistent with what is currently understood to be best practice in the field.