MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT
European Road Safety Charter
Good Practice

SAFE SCHOOL TRIPS

SAFE SCHOOL TRIPS

Initiative details

Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Children and youngsters attending school and going on school trips.

Organisation details

Local / Public Authority
Giovanni Busacca - Director Italian National Traffic Police
Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
School transport for trips and educational trips is an important segment of the collective transport of people by bus. <br>In Italy and abroad there have been several bus accidents involving school children on educational bus trips.
What are your objectives? 
Higher the standards for school bus drivers and higher levels of controls on buses.

The initiative "Safe School trips " was born from the collaboration between the State Police and the Ministry of Education, University and Research, which spreads already successfully tested projects throughout the national Italian territory, aiming at making school transport as safe as possible...

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Tuesday, 16 February, 2016
Name of action 

SAFE SCHOOL TRIPS

Evaluation

What has been the effect of the activities? 
From the start of the initiative to date, the following results are highlighted:• 36,552 patrols used by the Traffic Police• 51,949 controlled buses (of which 33,937 at schools' request )• 7,442 vehicles showed irregularities (3,482 of those checked at schools' request)
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
Through media at all levels (TV radio newspaper) including social media.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
Internal evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
A low number of irregularities to school buses measures success
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Controls carried out by traffic police officers on school buses on school trips