Since 2012 through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, GRSP has worked closely with road police in six Mexican states to build and support a cohort of trainers from within the road police ranks. Late last month another workshop was conducted providing training for a further 34 Jalisco state road police on road safety risk factors, state seat-belt and child restraint legislation, and good practice in risk factor enforcement.
Special note and congratulations to the 7 “replicators” (trainers) from the Jalisco state road police who conducted the workshop. Since 2012, the GRSP ‘train the trainer’ model of enforcement training has built a team of ‘replicators’ who are skilled in delivering the training, thereby enhancing local capacity and extending the reach of the programme. To date, the team of GRSP-trained replicators has trained over 4,000 road police in the six Mexican states in road safety policy enforcement, together with training for a further 12,000 community members in road safety risk factors.
Robust enforcement is a critical strategy to reducing road traffic injuries and deaths and GRSP is proud to partner with state road police in Mexico.