Secondary school road safety education resources

There are a wide range of road safety education resources and programs available for secondary schools.

Replacing Keys Please in 2018, Road Smart reinforces the road safety message and gives Year 10 (or equivalent) students the tools they need to be safer on the roads. Featuring:

  • An interactive in-class session
  • eLearning modules for beginners and their supervising drivers
  • A free in-car session, delivered on or off-road

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The Road Smart Teacher Resource Toolkit is the core Victorian resource for road safety education in secondary schools aimed at Year 10 or equivalent. This Toolkit is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and delivered across the Health and Physical Education, Science and Ethics learning areas and capabilities.

The Toolkit will support teachers to extend and reinforce key messages and learning from the Road Smart program through ten interactive lessons. The Toolkit focuses on:

  • the Safe System philosophy
  • types of road users and how they manage risks
  • rights and responsibilities of different road users
  • personal factors that influence road use, and
  • safer vehicles and their characteristics.

Download the toolkit at the TAC website (External link) 

We have developed Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Road Safety Units for teachers and practitioners delivering the VCAL in schools and other educational settings. The resource focuses on young driver safety issues and aims to assist young people to enter the road system as safe and responsible drivers.

VCAL practitioners can order one free hard copy of VCAL Road Safety Units by visiting our online bookshop or calling VicRoads on (03) 8391 3255.

The units have been designed and developed to integrate learning outcomes in literacy, numeracy and personal development skills across all levels of VCAL - foundation, intermediate and senior.

Download VCAL Road Safety Units here

 

Year level

Upper primary school, secondary school, VCE and VCAL students.

Description

CrashStats is a resource that contains all reported road crash injury statistics in Victoria. It can be used by teachers and students as a resource to better understand where and when road crashes occur.

Note that although CrashStats does not include personal information about crashes, individual crash details are presented. Members of the school community that have experienced road trauma, including children, may be reminded of the circumstances and become distressed. Use CrashStats with care, and if any distress is triggered, have a process in place for managing it.

 

Year level

Year 11

Description

The Fit to Drive (F2D) Workshop for Year 11 students has undergone a comprehensive redevelopment. This is to ensure that the evidence base for the program continues to meet best practice. F2D continues to use a half-day workshop format with peer facilitated small group activities and discussions, together with exploration of a case study conducted by MFB or CFA and a presentation from Victoria Police.

F2D builds on the road safety education resource, Traffic Safety Essentials and Keys Please program for students at Year 10.

For more information or to make a booking, visit the F2D website (External link).

 

Looking after our mates logoYear level

Year 12 and community groups

Description

Looking After our Mates is a drug and drink drive information session about responsible drinking, safe driving and looking after your friends.

The interactive presentation is delivered free to schools and community groups, and runs for approximately 45-60 minutes.

Contact

To book a Looking After Our Mates presentation, please contact the Statewide Projects Coordinator on (03) 9854 2242.

 

Year level

Year 10 to 12

Description

The TAC has a range of on-line secondary school resources for use by teachers and students in Legal Studies, Health, Civics and English. The resources aim to help teach the next generation of drivers about road safety, peer behaviour, decision-making and how choices can affect others.

Contact TAC on (03) 5225 6281 or the TAC website (External link)


Year Level

Years 9-12

Description

RACV Safe Mates program gives Year 9-12 students the opportunity to be creative contributors in a road safety social media campaign.  Finalists work with media and road safety experts to get their road safety messages out to as many young people as possible and there are some great prizes to be won. 

For more information, visit the RACV website (External link) 


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