Fundación MAPFRE presents the First Barometer on Road Education in Spain, which is an initiative that originated from the firm intention of achieving the goal proposed by the European Union in 2011 to reduce the number of deaths from traffic accidents by at least a half before 2020.
It is vital to include a compulsory subject in the syllabus to have trained and responsible road users in the future. However, the most important thing is that parents are role models and should be the first to respect the rules of the road.
It is also very important that all agents involved (parents, schools, government, local authorities, etc.) recognize the value of teachers as direct educators and give them the means, both material and actual training, so they can do their job better as well as also highlight the great collaboration of the police forces.
Through this analysis, we try to value the importance of educators (parents as well as teachers and schools) in road education as well as the need to introduce a compulsory subject and its future impact on reducing traffic accident fatalities by using a sample of parents and teachers of children and young people of school age.