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Safety Town - A Collaborative Approach to Road Safety Education in NSW Schools

Neagle, D., Fegan, M.

School Safety and Young Driver Education

ARSC conference 2017

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.