about BVL

BRABANT ROAD SAFETY LABEL: MAXIMUM EFFECT THROUGH SCHOOLS

The Brabant Road Safety Label (BVL) has been introduced in Brabant in 1997: a project with the intention to improve road safety among children and youths by paying structural attention to traffic education in schools.

Structural

Since 1997 the province of Noord-Brabant has implemented the project Brabant Road Safety Label (BVL) to improve road safety among children by paying structural attention to traffic education in schools.

Criteria
For school-aged children in the Netherlands the bicycle is an important means of transportation. BVL is a road safety quality mark schools can obtain by meeting a number of criteria, both educational and extracurricular (e.g. safe school environment, practice-based traffic education and sufficient parental participation).

Auditing
Independent experts (employed in education) visit and judge the schools. The entire BVL process is audited. In order to obtain the label a school is checked twice: at intake and at assessment. Regular check-ups occur as well.

Support
Local authorities that actively support the school(s) can become BVL authorities. They are assisted by the provincial BVL team with standard or made-to-measure material. In 2014, almost 800 schools in Noord-Brabant were registered, of which almost 740 schools hold the Label (situation on 1-12-2016).