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2016
eThekwini Safe Schools Project

eThekwini Safe Schools Project

An international road safety campaign is being piloted in eight schools in eThekwini, focusing on improving safety in and around these schools.

The eThekwini Safe Schools Project- Road Safety Campaign is a public-private partnership between eThekwini Municipality and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP).

The campaign, being piloted in eight primary schools within eThekwini, focuses on improving road safety in and around these schools by introducing safe road infrastructure to and from school, road safety education for pupils and a teacher training package. This training equips teachers with the relevant road safety knowledge to be shared in their schools as well as extending this information to parents and communities.

The foundation for this project was laid in 2006, when eThekwini Transport Authority officials began visiting schools throughout the City, recording accident data, providing interactive road safety demonstrations and supporting educational material as well as upgrading infrastructure by providing sidewalks and other traffic calming measures on roads near schools.

For more information visit: Road Safety Campaign

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