Through its work with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, GRSP has earned its position as an enforcement trainer of choice for governments and traffic police divisions all over the world. The 'train the trainer' focus on leaving skills behind is key to its ever-expanding reach through replication, however in Brazil, it has taken another, locally developed step forward.
A team of GRSP-trained enforcement training replicators in Teresina has taken the knowledge and skills learned, to partner with the State Military Police of Piauí, the City Superintendent of Transport
With the secretariat of GRSP being hosted within head office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, opportunities arise to promote the road safety message within a diverse group of humanitarian professionals from all over the globe.
During October, the GRSP secretariat team is siezing the opportunity to conduct a month long programme of communications initiatives to bring road safety to the front of mind of Federation staff, visiting National Society delegations, staff on loan as well as guests from a range of international humanitarian and private
India has one of the highest rates of road fatalities in the world, with 137,576 deaths reported last year alone. The Supreme Court of India has called the issue of road crashes in India a 'disaster'. The response then, to this disaster 'must ensure a robust and accountable framework to enable and sustain road safety in India' said Piyush Tewari, Founder and President of SaveLIFE Foundation, a grantee of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Road Safety Grants Programme campaigning for the passing of a comprehensive road safety law in India.
Following much work across sectors, on 15 September, 2014,