In the May kick-off meeting of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, needs were identified to address drink-driving, over-speeding, helmet and seat-belt use, pedestrian safety and commercial public transport safety to reduce death and injury on the roads in the city.
The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) met with the Addis Ababa Transportation Office, Ministry of Transport, the Addis Ababa Road Traffic Bureau and the Traffic Police Agency, to map and plan a programme to strengthen the road policing efforts.
Road traffic crashes are reported to be the second most frequent cause of injury related death in Colombia, according to the World Bank. To combat this and other road safety issues, Bogota is one of the participating cities in the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).
In April, the BIGRS kicked off with a meeting between the BIGRS partners and Bogota’s Secretariat of Mobility, the Metropolitan Police, and other key agencies, to establish a plan of action and key objectives to improve road safety and reduce the incidence of road related death and injury.
If you missed the July edition of GRSP South Africa’s newsletter, you can catch up right here [link]. There is some great work being done in South Africa, including events, projects and partnerships.
Events and workshops
GRSP ZA is hosting monthly Childsafe and Safely Home Road Safety Workshops, in partnership with the Department of Transport and Public Works (Western Cape Government). The interactive workshops invite organizations and stakeholders to better understand road safety measures and risk factors, such as inadequate visibility, which increase the risk of a road crash for all types