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In September 2003 the European Commission tendered a project to investigate the situation of Road Safety Education (RSE) in all 25 Member States. It is evident that the differing development paths of school systems, and the differences in traffic, mentalities, cultures and administrations have all led to a fascinating variety of RSE initiatives. With this project the European Commission emphasises the need to collect and exchange good practice in order to launch a discussion on RSE Guidelines at the European level. This effort to strengthen European RSE networks, as well as to create synergies in RSE research and development, is an important investment for the benefit of the young generation.

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The data collected in the course of ROSE 25 include:

  1. Global results:
    • European Booklet and report
    • 25 country reports
  2. Detailed results by topics:
    • 27 school curricula
    • 114 media, sorted by mode of traffic participation and sorted by media type
    • 193 other actions

In case of actions that target more than one mode of traffic participation, a decision on the main focus of the action was taken.

Short description of the project

Main purpose of the project

  • Collecting measures of good practice in Road Safety Education (RSE) for children and teenagers in the Member States

  • Compiling European guidelines for best practice (the European Booklet)

Target groups

  • Children and teenagers aged 3 to 17
    Moped users and pre-drivers are also included
    Training for car license, motorbike license and novice drivers are excluded

  • Parents (especially parents of "smaller" children, aged 0 to 3)

Which measures are collected?

within and outside of the school system for
Car passengers
Moped users
Users of public transport/school bus
Inline skating & scooters
"General" RSE actions with a broad focus
(including all modes of traffic participation)
Collections of games

The selection of examples of good practice follows three steps:

  • Definition of selection criteria

  • Based on these selection criteria, the selection of good practice (action and media) in the EU was performed. A description and assessment of each measure using a standardised questionnaire is provided.

  • The final step was analysis of all actions and media, also taking recent evaluation studies into account.

last update: 02-06-2006