#4 – Allocate sufficient resources for traffic safety and mobility education
Sufficient resources should be allocated to traffic safety and mobility education. Not only in terms of financial resources, but also with regards to the availability of time and human resources. The allocation of resources should allow for sufficient possibilities to teach road safety and sustainable mobility. The allocated resources should meet and reflect the political priority given to improving road safety and sustainable mobility.
Sufficient resources should be allocated at all levels: from allocation in national budgets and strategies, to regional policy makers and organisations, to the budgets and strategies of schools and organisations at local level.
BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLE
Many of the principles listed in this publication are low-cost measures. Schools can, for example, develop and implement a traffic safety policy plan and appoint a traffic safety contact teacher (see Principles #6 and #7) at little to no cost.
The principles of materials needing to be up-to-date (see Principle #10) as well as covering more than solely knowledge (see Principle #9), can be used as assessment criteria when choosing new educational materials, as can Principle #14 on using interdisciplinary material as a means for pupils to learn about traffic safety and mobility education while teaching other subjects.