Vulnerable road users have less resilience to falls or collisions, limited mobility and/ or reduced ability to understand the road environment and behave in a safe way when interacting with other, non-vulnerable, road users. Especially for children, there are multiple risk factors that together lead to an increased risk for them in traffic. Traffic environment around schools consists one of the most complex traffic environments regularly encountered by children. Therefore, safe and accessible routes from home to school and vice versa are required. The objective of this paper is twofold. Firstly, it aims to attract attention to best-practice infrastructure engineering strategies near schools in terms of road safety. Secondly, the results of a survey performed in the framework of RADAR project within the Danube area and the RSEG countries are presented. This twofold approach leads to the development of recommendations for enhancing road safety around schools.