Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

Creating Safer and Healthier School Journeys for Children in the City of Tunis

City of Tunis, Tunisia

PARTNERS:​

  1. The Government of Tunis
  2. The Ministry of Transport
  3. The Ministry of Interior
  4. The National Observatory for Road Safety
  5. The Traffic Police
  6. The National Guard
  7. The Ministry of Infrastructure
  8. The Ministry of Education
  9. The Ministry of Health
  10. The Municipality of Tunis
  11. The National Observatory for Road Safety (ONSR)
  12. OILIBYA Tunisia
  13. Puma Energy
Population
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THE PROBLEMS

Analysis of road crash data of 0-18 years old in Tunis (2017) has shown that 75% of the victims of traffic crashes in the age group 0-18 are pedestrians. Data shows that 93 traffic crashes registered in the city of Tunis, involved young people under 19 years old, where-

55% of the victims were aged between 6-11 years

46% of the victims were aged between 12-18 years of age

68% of the victims of traffic crashes in the city were school pupils

OBJECTIVES

Assess the efficiency of the crash data collection process, management system and provide recommendations on improving the road crash data collection system in Tunis

Identify the main risk factors that contribute to road crashes that result in severe injuries and fatalities among children in Tunis

To advocate for the review of the decree related to 30 Km/h speed limits around school zones in Tunis

To implement appropriate infrastructural interventions in Tunis school zones

APPROACHES

Prioritize the safety of children over speed by implementing low-cost speed-reducing measures and placement of 30km/h signs

Improve the crash data collection system by updating and digitizing the accident analysis bulletin “BAAC”

An advocacy campaign to gain support of the school community and build coalitions with like-minded organizations and stakeholders

Revision to the decree number 2000-151 of 24 January 2000 which states “that any driver must not exceed the speed of 50km/h inside agglomerations. In areas where traffic conditions require, this limit may be reduced to 30km/h by a decision of the President of the municipality.” ASR is advocating for the decree to bring a focus on speed reduction around school zones in Tunis

MILESTONES: OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS

December 2018

Report prepared on the ‘Assessment of Efficiency of Crash Data Collection Process and Management System’

A Report on the Assessment of the Efficiency of the Crash Data Collection Process and Management System was prepared and finalized. This provided recommendations for improving the Road Crash Data Collection System in Tunis, with a long-term outcome of creating an advanced Data Collection System. The Report was approved by the Government Authorities involved in Data Collection in Tunisia and in the Steering Committee. As a result of the tireless work of the Steering Committee, the President of the Tunisian Government responded by showing support towards the issues mentioned in the report.

June 2022

Implementation of infrastructural modifications completed in two School Zones

Infrastructural remediations were carried out in two Tunis school zones to provide a safe road environment for students. Varied instalments took place such as speed bumps, coloured barriers to channel the passage of pedestrians, and glass block strips for jolting vehicles before crossing the pedestrian crossing.

January 2022

Tool for collecting Crash Data finalized

A data collection tool for the benefit of police and national guards was finalized in partnership with the Ministry of Interior This milestone marked the first step towards digitalization of traffic crash data collection systems in Tunisia

March 2022

100 police officers and National Guards trained, and Pilot initiated

Tailor-made training was carried out for Tunisian police officers and National Guards about the new data collection system and a pilot implementation initiated. This is aimed to help collect digitalized data around crashes, vehicles, speed, etc.

July 2022

Data Collection Tool cleared for adoption at the National Level

During the national event ‘Vacance Securité 2022’ (Safe Holidays 2022), the Ministry of Interior gave official instructions to the National Road Safety Observatory to adopt the digitalization and use of the ASR developed data collection tool throughout Tunis.

June 2023

School zone decree published in the Tunisian Official Gazette

On 13th June 2023, the New decree 151/2000 was officially published in the Tunisian Official Gazette. This publication makes the content of the decree accessible to the public and establishes its legal status.

The decree law is regarding the establishments of 30km/h schools zones in the country. This is due to the perseverance and commitment of ASR and all it’s partners. This achievement highlights the efforts made by theses organizations and individuals in advocating for safer road conditions and reducing speed limits in specific areas. By implementing the 30km/h zones as mandated by the decree law, it is expected that road safety will be significantly improved, providing a safer environment for everyone, particularly in areas where vulnerable road users, such as school children, are present.

September 2023

Implementation of infrastructural interventions completed in one School Zones ‘College Alagba’

Varied installments took place such as speed bumps, coloured barriers to channel the passage of pedestrians, and glass block strips for jolting vehicles before crossing the pedestrian crossing, vertical and horizontal signage to secure the school environment.

September 2023

Citizen awareness campaign held

An awareness campaign on the implementation of the revised decree 151/2000 conducted in conjunction with Tunisia Traffic Police.

October 2023

Training of educators

Training of 30 educators on the new pedagogical materials: The Road Safety Educational guide

October 2023

Development of a crash analysis dashboard

A data analysis dashboard was developed for the improvement of the coverage rate of traffic crash deaths between all the concerned institutions.

STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGED

Tunisia

Government officials partnered with and trained
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Students engaged via training, education, and competitions
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Teachers benefited from capacity building
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Schools improved by road safety engineering
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Parents trained and educated
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Police officials collaborated with and trained
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Drivers benefited from capacity building
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