In Kenya, road traffic crashes are the third leading cause of death after Malaria and HIV/AIDS. Since September 2013, to contribute to the reduction of road injury and death on Kenyan roads, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and Handicap International (HI), with funding through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, are working to build the capacity of the Kenyan Traffic Police in Thika and Naivasha to effectively enforce road safety legislation, specifically on speeding and helmet wearing.
In 2014, the focus is on data-led traffic policing, a strategy that seeks
Whilst Brazil, and much of the world, is focussed on the drama being played out in the 2014 Football World Cup, even this, the world’s largest single sporting event, will not get in the way of continued enforcement training in Brazil. Through the Bloomberg Philanthropies funded Global Road Safety Programme, GRSP in June, together with the City Superintendent of Transportation and Traffic (STRANS), conducted a series of three workshops for municipal traffic officers, police officers and agents of the Federal Highway Police.
The training, conducted jointly by instructors representing the
As part of the activities of the EuroMed Road Safety Programme and the road safety pilot project 'We Got Together So That No Road Separates You' launched on the 16th of May 2014 in Beirut, 40 Internal Security Forces officers were trained on delivering first aid to crash victims. This capacity building event, held on the 26th and 27th of June, was delivered by Lebanese Red Cross trainers and experts thanks to funds provided by Roads for Life – The Talal Kassem Fund for Trauma Care, one of the main stakeholders in the pilot project for Lebanon.