Thursday, 21 March 2013

Safety stars for school in Mexico pilot

Launch of the school star rating pilot in Mexico City
A pilot project to provide safety star ratings of routes to school is underway in Mexico City, led by the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP).

iRAP estimates that, each day, 6 children die on their journey to or from school in Mexico. The pilot project, in partnership with Safe Kids Mexico, will test the methodology of a new tool developed by iRAP and the University of North Carolina. The star rating tool will eventually enable communities around the world to Star Rate roads around their schools and generate safety countermeasure plans that will equip parents, teachers and children with the evidence to demand action from local authorities. For example, the Mexico City pilot is being implemented at a school which has experienced a number of serious road crashes in its neighbouring streets.

The pilot is being supported by the Road Safety Fund through a generous donation from FedEx, a Global Supporter of the Decade of Action.

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