Traffic Safety and Mobility Education across Europe
Road safety education is given at primary schools in all European countries. For Croatia, the Netherlands, Serbia and Wallonia this is also the only level of education at which children are generally given road safety lessons. For the large majority (81%) of states, road safety education is also given at secondary schools, while in a slightly slimmer majority (69%) of states it is given at pre-primary education.
In Malta and England & Wales as well as in the Czech Republic, Germany and Ireland, traffic safety and mobility education is furthermore given at tertiary education, with the latter group representing the only three states in Europe where such education is given at every level of education.
Where is Traffic Safety and Mobility Education Required by Law?
While road safety education is given in all European countries, 12 states do not require schools to provide road safety education at any level by law. Most states (24) however require such education to be given at elementary schools.
15 states furthermore require road safety education to be given at secondary level, while 14 states require it at pre-primary. No state in Europe requires road safety education at tertiary level.
More information on the status of traffic safety and mobility education in Europe is available in the LEARN! report.
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