Teaching and learning
Why teach road safety?
Road safety is a key health issue. Road-related trauma is one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury for children and young people in NSW. Through our partnership with Transport for NSW, we are committed to help reduce this by supporting teachers to implement quality road safety education programs in preschools, primary and secondary schools.
The Department's Road safety education, driver education and training policy requires that we teach road safety in all stages as part of the PDHPE K-10 syllabus and the 25 hour mandatory course Life Ready for senior students.
PDHPE curriculum support
Teachers can get further support for implementing the PDHPE syllabus by going to the department's PDHPE curriculum site.