Road Safety Education Blueprint
Queensland Road Safety Education Blueprint: Guiding Queensland's Approach to Road Safety Education from Birth to Young Adulthood
Road trauma is a leading cause of death among Queensland children and young adults. Children are vulnerable road users, with each age group presenting unique risks, depending on developmental and environmental milestones.
Statistics show transport-related injuries are a leading cause of death for children aged 1-14 years, and the second leading cause for young adults aged 15-24 years. Children and young adults represent about 24% of lives lost on our roads. Road safety education is important in establishing children's attitudes, perceptions and behaviours that lead to responsible pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and passengers.
Through consultation with stakeholders, we've developed an evidence-based road safety education guide that can be used from birth to 24 years of age. The Queensland Road Safety Education Blueprint contains 27 actions across 6 key areas which supports our goal of zero road deaths and serious injuries by 2050. Over the next 5 years these actions will guide our approach to road safety education for children and young adults.
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Journi - online road safety resource
Road safety education plays an important role in shaping the attitudes, perceptions and behaviour of children and youth, ensuring that they become responsible pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and passengers. The Department of Transport and Main Roads has developed Journi as an interactive online program designed for children aged 10-12 years. Journi is now available for use within the home, or the classroom.
Journi is a part of TMR's whole-of-life approach to road safety and seeks to instil fundamental safe road use practices and behaviours in formative years of a child's life. In the 10-12 year age range, children are becoming more independent, and may begin riding their bikes or using public transport more. Children within this age group may also be starting to use mobiles, or other electronic devices. Journi provides children with practical advice and knowledge required to keep themselves safe around the road with these challenges.
Through the Journi program, children are guided to complete interactive games and activities that teach the importance of safer road behaviours like wearing helmets, being present and alert around roads and avoiding distractions. The games embed this learning into a fun, interactive experience, and use gamification as a way of communicating critical educational concepts to children. This approach rewards students as they progress through the program, encouraging participation and reinforcing positive behaviours.
As well as learning important safety behaviours and skills, Journi develops kids' digital literacy skills through activities like coding. Journi is aligned with the Health and Physical Education and Digital Technology learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.
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