Road safety education
How we protect road users – young and old – from injury and death is one of the most emotive and pressing issues government ministers and transport professionals have to deal with.
This paper sets out arguments on how perceived road safety educational interventions are often designed in the absence of theory or any formal body of evidence. In some circumstances initiatives may not be providing as good an end result as hoped and may actually inadvertently increase exposure to risk.
The conclusion here is not that no educational interventions can work, but rather that the evidence must be provided.