Article updated 21 April 2022 Mexico is one of the few countries in the world where safe mobility is recognized as a constitutional right. In 2020, a reform of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States was approved to include mobility and road safety. It recognized the right to mobility and the competence of […]
Updated 27 April 2022 In Argentina, a coalition of two Alliance members, Asociación Madres Del Dolor and Luchemos Por La Vida, has engaged the interest of 29 cities and municipalities, convincing them of the value of implementing cycle lanes and 30 km/h limits. So far, nine of them have made specific commitments and five have already implemented them. Now, […]
Ngochia is working on a slow down project in school zones and building awareness among motorists around three high risk schools in Yaounde and Douala, Cameroon.
Chynara is seeking inclusion of road safety in the mainstream school curriculum . She is also running a grassroots mobilization project in Sokuluk, a city in Kyrgyzstan.
Cathy is developing a tailor-made toolkit for American students traveling on foreign roads.
Engaging influencers and decision-makers in Abuja, Nigeria for a safe school zone. This includes implementation of the iRAP Star Ratings for Schools tool and testing its applicability in assessing road ratings in school zones.
David is spearheading the “Heroes drive in pajamas” campaign where road crash survivors drive vulnerable youth to and from end of year parties in rural areas of Slovenia.
Lucas is working on increased visibility of school bus for improved children safety and installation and demonstration of the benefits of standard reflector tape on school buses at Eagles Nest School in Kikuyu, Kenya.
Esteban is campaigning against distracted driving with the campaign “Quito walks safely”.
Texel is focusing on safe school zones, expanding the Mozambique kids court, school community mobilization for increased lobbying for signage and speed calming measures around schools in Maputo high risk schools.
Gabriela is mobilizing public support in Brasilia through an educational video outreach campaign and engaging decision makers for fast-tracking child car restraints law review in Brazil.
Maatla’s project is “Don’t drink and drive-Too young to die” peer to peer education outreach in bars and clubs among students of the University of Botswana, Gaborone campus.
Vusal is working on a survey of child restraint systems and community mobilization for increased enforcement of child safety in cars.
“As a researcher with FGR, I get to contribute to society doing what I enjoy most.” As the Research Department Coordinator for the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez (FGR), Florencia Lambrosquini’s work is focused on building the evidence base on child road safety in Uruguay and other countries in the Latin American region. They share the findings […]
“The most meaningful work we have been able to do is the formation of a national road safety alliance, bringing different actors together for synergies and reduced duplication.” Milan Dharel is a university professor working in the area of human rights. He and his colleagues at Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal (SAN) consider road fatalities a serious […]
“The most important thing that makes me stay and work hard in road safety for more than six years is that I know I can change something in road safety, and everyday I feel I have already done a little. It’s a great feeling!” Every year in the small country of Georgia, around 8000 road […]
“It is very fulfilling working everyday to prevent unnecessary loss of young lives, lives cut short before they even start.” Simon Kalolo has met many parents whose children were injured or killed in road crashes, and their stories drive him forward. Preventable crashes—caused by poor driving, inadequate infrastructure, and lack of knowledge among children about […]
“Being a founding member of TRAX, I am fully committed to the cause. A decade of our interventions has made us strive more for results at the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.” Rajni Gandhi sees road safety as a human rights issue. This has motivated her for 10 years at TRAX-India, an NGO focused […]
“The best part of Arrive Alive is to hear the general public sharing stories on road safety with family, friends and coworkers!” Niall Casimire works offshore on a ‘3-week on/3week off’ schedule. He uses his time off to advance road safety with Arrive Alive, an NGO dedicated to saving lives and preserving lifestyles. As a […]
“The most meaningful thing for me working with SNA is that children are able to walk on the road safely and become smart and cautious pedestrians.” After the sudden loss of his father, who was hit by a bus in 2012, Mesganaw Bimrew founded Save the Nation Association (SNA) with a mission to make school […]