An interview survey was conducted to provide information about the current state of traffic education in secondary schools during the school year 1985-86. Four hundred and fifty-five schools were contacted to take part in the survey and 387 or 85 per cent agreed. The results revealed that 57 per cent of the schools had taught traffic education as a planned component of the curriculum and a further 35 per cent had taught it incidentally. It was most often taught as a module within the context of personal, social and health education in schools with a planned provision. Very few schools managed to offer traffic education to all pupils in years 1-5. Moped rider and/or motor cyclist training had been conducted in 22 per cent of the schools. Other types of training included cyclist training (8%) and pre-driver training (3%). Over three quarters of the schools (79%) made use of the services and expertise offered by outside agencies, especially by the road safety officers (rsos) (57%) and the police (51%), who were seen as valuable sources of both information and resources. Despite this assistance, six out of every 10 teachers were not aware of the wide range of traffic education materials currently available. Furthermore, no teacher had received any in-service training for traffic education over the last three years in 95 per cent of the schools. Such findings have significant implications for the development of traffic education in secondary schools. (Author/TRRL)

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Singh, A
    • Spear, M
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 118 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00493501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CR 1, 15
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM