Educating road users in road safety

To ensure road users have a safe environment, education is required about behavioral changes on the road.

The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, passengers, cyclists and occupants of buses and minibuses. In order to make them safer, we have developed an infrastructure for road users to provide people with necessary information and road safety training that will change behavior patterns.

This particular training is a lifelong learning process and education should start from a junior school level. Road safety education is now being offered at 1 172 schools.

Teachers are given road safety manuals and classroom materials during workshops in different educational regions. They teach students the importance of road safety and link it to the national curriculum.

The curriculum consists of pedestrian safety, basic road signs, crossing roads safely, and passenger safety in using public transport, as well as safe cycling.

We believe that pupils on the brink of adulthood should receive education in road safety behavioural matters. These opportunities aim to prepare learners to be responsible road users.

Pupils get the chance to learn new activities that can be used in the classroom and how to integrate road safety issues into the curriculum.

With this new knowledge, there will be a constant reminder to use the lessons on the road, which prove to be valuable not only to pedestrians, but us too.