Road safety - journeys survey

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Purpose The Road Safety Group (RSG) created a guide for road safety services for primary schools in 2006 called Journeys. The purpose of Journeys is to assess pupil's learning needs, and give schools the road safety resources they need to educate the children and produce information for parents.

The project has now been running for a year and the RSG wanted to evaluate its success to make sure Journeys is as useful as possible to schools.
Subject School services eg meals, crossing, EPS
Commissioned by Road Safety Group
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Consultation with Schools/parents/governors
Date 16/10/2007 - 02/11/2007
Undertaken by Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit


Number in sample 847
Number of responses 95
Response rate 11%
Key findings Current usage of the guide is mainly for planning road safety education activities in schools. When rating how easy the guide is to understand and use, respondents were most positive. And most schools agreed that the guide had helped them to plan road safety education activities in school. Schools found the guide less useful for providing evidence in formal reporting procedures, giving road safety advice to parents and developing a road safety policy.

Most respondents thought the road safety evaluation and assessment forms were easy to complete (though more people thought they were fairly easy than very easy). An online form was the preference for returning assessments, and most schools would prefer to send them back in the summer term (and get the report back in the autumn term). In general all aspects of the road safety report are viewed positively by the schools that have used them.

The most popular suggestions of how the RSG should get feedback from pupils on their road safety training were child friendly questionnaires and face-to-face methods.

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Contact information

For more information about this research contact:

Rebecca Robinson
01772 537787

Mick Edwardson
01772 530290