Road safety education in schools

Road safety education in schools

School road safety education allows students the gradual acquisition of responsible behavior in the road space. It requires the form of compulsory, cross-disciplinary education, mixed with timetables and instructional programs (article D312-43 of the Education Code). It is combined to validate the common standard of knowledge, skills and culture (area 3 “human and civic training”).

Road safety education is the subject of a continuum of education from kindergarten to high school and apprentice training center (CFA).

  • At schoolthe progressive adoption of rules and ethics related to road and road use and the knowledge of their justification is confirmed by the certificate of first road education (APER).
  • In college, two assessments, in the form of school road safety certificates (ASSR), are organized in 5th and 3rd grades. These certificates are aimed at raising awareness and empowering young road users, whether they are pedestrians, cyclists, moped riders or car passengers.
  • In high schoolroad safety education is covered by programs in various disciplinary fields and through knowledge raising actions implemented by establishments, especially within the organizational structure of mid-day knowledge raising for all newcomers to high school and CFA.

Road safety education has contributed to the development of safety culture and responsibility education. This is expressed in health education, citizenship and sustainable development.

Road safety certificates

The first level school road safety certificate (ASSR1)

Concerned about ASSR1, students:

  • from 5th grade and in equivalent level
  • other classes to reach the age of 14 during the calendar year (not later than December 31)
  • failed or not yet ASSR2 but intends to prepare practical test of road safety certificate (BSR) at driving school.

Second level school road safety certificate (ASSR2)

Concerned about ASSR2, students:

  • from 3rd grade and in equivalent level
  • OTHERS classes up to the age of 16 during the calendar year (not later than December 31)
  • aged over 16 still in school and not

Road safety certificate (ASR)

Young people who did not pass or did not get ASSR2 in school can pass ASR at an apprentice training center (CFA) for apprentices or to the group of National Education establishments (GRETA) for candidates 16 years of age and older who are no longer in school.

List of GRETA organizers of ASR events

Obtaining ASSR1, ASSR2 or ASR allows you to obtain the practical portion of the road safety certificate (BSR) equivalent to the AM category of driver’s license (driving a two -wheeled motorized vehicle or a light quadricycle). from the age of 14.).

ASSR2 or ASR is therefore mandatory for the issue of a driver’s license for all youth born on or after January 1, 1988 and under 21 years of age.

Over the age of 21, they are no longer obliged to issue the title of driver’s license in accordance with article 15 of decree n ° 2018-795 of September 17, 2018 relating to road safety.

Road education certificate (AER)

The EAR for organized for candidates with visual impairment which does not allow them to take the ASSR and ASR tests (article D. 312-47-1 of the Education Code).

Holding the AER certifies knowledge but does not confer any right to register for learning to drive a vehicle and to obtain a title.

Procedures for passing road safety certificate tests

Where and when will it happen?

Tests for road safety certificates are organized every year in establishments under the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports, in public or private CFA or in establishments under other ministerial departments (agricultural, maritime, military establishments, establishments for job integration, Legion of Honor educational centers, penitentiary establishments and the Judicial Protection of Youth, Agency for French Education Abroad establishments and medico-social establishments).

Candidates who educate in private establishments without a contract, at CNED, travel children and those pursuing education in families should also take ASSR1 and ASSR2 tests. The academic director of the national education service, or the competent administrative authorities for other ministerial departments, appoints the establishments where these students take the tests.

The establishments that organize the tests specify the dates to run the tests according to a national calendar, which extends each year from February to June or even November for some establishments.

How are they

Candidates take the ASSR, ASR and AER tests at the institution to organize a dematerialized platform that can be accessed from a computer or tablet.

Each test consisted of twenty multiple-choice questions described in sequences of video or images distributed according to users ’themes and categories.

Candidates must obtain a mark at least equal to 10/20 for the certificate to be given to them by the head of the establishment. Diplomas should be kept by candidates and their families.

How to prepare?

Candidates can prepare for the road safety certificate tests (ASSR1, ASSR2, ASR and AER) individually and independently from a place of preparation for the general public: access to site “Preparing for road safety certificates”.

Regulatory resources and texts


Road safety education is the subject of a continuum of education from school to high school and CFA. Education groups can access educational resources for road safety education on the website

Text references

Leave a Comment