Greece to give children at primary school road safety lessons

Children at Greek primary schools are to receive training on driver etiquette and road safety from this year, the Education Ministry has announced.

The lessons will be offered to children in the 3rd and 4th grades, said Deputy Education Minister Alexandros Dermetzopoulos. They will include visual material and practical teaching that will take place in schoolyards.

Greece had 92 road deaths per million inhabitants in 2012, according to the European Commission. This was way above the EU average of 55 and the fourth highest in the Union.