Courses & Toolkits

Courses & Toolkits


The RS:Learn Road Safety Learning Partnership Platform is a valuable resource that offers a comprehensive range of top-notch educational materials to enhance understanding and expertise in the critical domain of road safety. Whether a seasoned professional or a newcomer, this section provides many courses and toolkits to improve your knowledge and skills in this vital area.

Aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Goals and Targets of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, the platform’s courses and toolkits are designed to promote best practices and support the implementation of evidence-based policies and interventions. With a user-friendly interface and a broad range of topics and formats, from e-learning courses to downloadable toolkits, this page is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of road safety and contribute to the global effort to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities. So, this section is worth exploring whether you are a policymaker, a practitioner, or simply interested in learning more about road safety.

Management Practices for Safer Roads

Management Practices for Safer Roads – Online Toolkit

The Management Practices for Safer Roads Toolkit is an interactive e-learning tool that presents a management methodology and a road map that can help improve road safety by:

  • Collecting data on the number and location of deaths caused by road traffic crashes.
  • Identifying hazardous and critical road locations where excessive numbers of crashes occur.
  • Outlining corrective measures.
  • Implementing interventions and monitoring results

The Toolkit highlights local demonstration projects implemented in different countries across continents, including Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, and South Africa.

It is based on the premise that achieving road safety targets requires, among others, improving existing road infrastructure for the benefit of all road users, especially the most vulnerable.

The Toolkit is currently available in 9 languages:

Social Norms and Road Safety

Social Norms aimed at improving road safety: Designing effective behavior change campaigns

Understanding how social norms act as powerful constraints on individual attitudes and behaviors is crucial for effective policy interventions. Moreover, changing road users’ behavior regarding the risk factors for road traffic injuries (speed, drunk–driving, and the failure to use helmets, seat belts, and child restraints properly or at all) is essential to improve road safety.

Based on this, UNITAR developed an innovative tool to support local and national efforts to study social norms for improving road safety.

The objective of this course is threefold:

  1. Introduce social norms and their role in creating new and/or perpetuating beneficial norms affecting road safety and eliminating harmful ones.
  2. Outline examples of interventions, such as road safety campaigns that alter social norms to support road safety.
  3. Offer a guide on how to design effective communication campaigns aimed at changing road users’ behaviors.


  • Module 1: Theoretical framework around social norms and their role in improving road safety.
  • Module 2: Case studies applied to road safety – how effective communication campaigns can influence social norms supporting road safety.
  • Module 3: A guide on how to design successful campaigns aimed at changing road users’ behaviors.

Language of the course: English.

Please click here to register.

Youth and Road Safety

Youth and Road Safety Championing Safer Road Users

Road traffic injuries claim 1.35 million lives yearly, disproportionately impacting health and development. 

They are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among young people aged between 15 and 29 (WHO 2018).

This e-learning course aims to raise awareness and build capacity among the youth to be safer road user champions. It sheds light on the importance of road safety measures and provides core skill sets and knowledge on safer road behaviors.

It also explores various different ways to help combat road traffic injuries and death.

Language of the course: English.

Please click here to register.

Road Safety: Risks Reduction Techniques

In the 16 modules of the online course, you’ll learn how to drive safely by analyzing the factors present in road traffic crashes, discover the strategies that help prevent occupational risks and to drive efficiently, improve your safety by learning specific driving techniques, and much more.

You will be presented with a Certificate issued by UNITAR, CIFAL Madrid, and RACE Training Academy upon completion.

Please click here to register for the English version.

Please click here to register for the Spanish version.

Postgraduate Diploma in Road Safety Management and Leadership

The Postgraduate Diploma on Road Safety Management and Leadership offered by UNITAR, CIFAL Madrid, RACE, and the European University empower individuals responsible for road safety with knowledge and practical tools that will enable them to reduce traffic fatalities.

Introduction to the 2030 Agenda

Knowledge is the fuel that can power the transformations required for countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Learn about Sustainable Development Goals and explore how to mainstream the Goals in national development planning and strategies.