Inclusive road safety education for children with disabilities

In Belarus, EASST and the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA), developed a road safety strategy targeted primarily at young drivers and children. They implemented a number of successful projects with the Road Traffic Police, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, and other governmental and non- governmental organisations.

In 2019, the BKA won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for their work on developing inclusive road safety education for children with disabilities.

The project uses a specially adapted version of the EASST Road Safety Education Pack, which includes illustrations of children with different kinds of disabilities and aims to promote a more inclusive, barrier-free environment for people with disabilities in Belarus. The programme has gained approval from the Ministry of Education and has been recommended for inclusion in a programme of extracurricular activities nationwide.

In addition, in collaboration with the Traffic Police and specialists from a local disability organisation the BKA have held consultation meetings between young people with special educational needs and the police with the aim of translating legislation and road safety awareness materials into user-friendly formats accessible to everyone.