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626 Road safety in a municipality
  1. Liv Marit Bølset
  1. Health Promotion Adviser in Ski Municipality, Norway

Abstract

Background In 1997 we started the work within Safe Community. Traffic safety was areas that were particularly focused. Road safety work has been a common thread through all years. Kindergartens and schools have undertaken to have a systematic traffic safety work. Use of reflectors, theoretical and practical experiences is important. All the work is rooted in municipal road safety plan.

Methods A municipality cannot physically build traffic safety for citizens. Children and adults need to be aware how they shall walk in traffic to be safe. Children must learn road safety from an early age. Therefore, we will start work in kindergarten.

Results The municipality is responsible for 19 kindergartens and 10 schools. Everyone should follow a common template for the work developed by Norwegian Council for Road Safety. Norwegian Council for Road Safety has been helpful in our work with several workshops and courses for employees. There are also tasks that the municipality must carry out such as municipal traffic safety plan and cooperation with clubs and associations where there is a lot of transport of children and young people to and from events.

Conclusions Now 1 kindergarten and 10 schools approved as safe for traffic. During spring 2016, the goal is that all kindergartens and schools should be approved. Afterwards the municipality may be approved. This is one way to assure the quality of road safety work. Road safety is a very important topic within safe communities in Ski municipality.

  • Road safety
  • Kindergartens
  • school safe community

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