#6 – Motivate schools to have a traffic safety and mobility policy
All schools and kindergartens should have a traffic safety and mobility policy. This policy should include an education plan setting out, for the school year, what road safety lessons they will teach in which grade.
A traffic safety and mobility policy also outlines, for example, how parents are involved in traffic safety education, how traffic safety around the school is ensured and how safe and environmentally-friendly transportation can be ensured for school trips. It should also cover the wider perspective on school ethos and environment, for example, by taking into account how traffic safety attitudes are influenced (e.g. underlining the importance that school staff model appropriate road safety behaviours and attitudes).
The policy should be revised and updated every year, and should be developed in cooperation with all relevant partners, such as the municipality, police, community, parents and students. The policy should be publicly available, for example by publishing it on the school or kindergarten website.
BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES
Principle #5 on engaging and supporting school management and Principle #6 on motivating schools to have a traffic safety and mobility policy are closely linked. Best practice examples are therefore provided for both principles combined.