Monday, February 13, 2012

International Road Safety Educational Program

Every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads. Nine in ten casualties occur in developing countries, many are children. The Road Safety Fund has a simple mission: To invest in the preventative measures that are proven to reduce the risk or severity of road injury. Invest in the people and the skills that can provide sustainable paths to safety. Invest in Life. Delft University of Technology and the Foundation Road Safety for All are preparing an International Road Safety Educational Program. This initiative intends to strongly support the United Nations Decade of Action for Road safety 2011 - 2020. In the past 30 years The Netherlands developed a leading position in the road safety field. Our present program builds on that experience and intends to help LMIC's in developing their own road safety capacity. Our philosophy is quite simple: we intend to support the development of educational programs in the LMIC's, i.e. both at universities and for practitioners. Therefore our program is based on a Train the Trainers approach. The first step will be a post graduate course in the Netherlands for road safety professionals from LMIC´s.  Velo Mondial, Road Safety for All and Delft Post Graduate Education support the development.

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