An online survey of Road Safety Education in Youth Services Provision across Northern Ireland

Date published: 02 September 2015

Type: Surveys / Evaluations
Organisational phase: Youth

In 2011, the Department of the Environment (DOE) launched a new road safety strategy for Northern Ireland, ‘Northern Ireland’s Road Safety Strategy to 2020' with cross-departmental action measures and key targets for the reduction in the number of deaths and serious injuries caused on Northern Ireland’s roads. 


To assist in achieving the challenging targets, the road safety education provision within youth work is recognised in the Road Safety Strategy as having an important role in developing children’s and young people’s attitudes and behaviours to become safer road users, as children and as adults in later life. During 2014, youth centres from the statutory and voluntary youth sectors across Northern Ireland were invited by the ETI to participate in a survey via an online questionnaire, to establish the extent and nature of the road safety education they provide. This report presents the findings of the survey and key considerations to guide future developments.