Training to Communities

More than 500 kids dies annually from road traffic,children need a range of fundamental psychological skills in order to interact with traffic, together with the ability to deploy these strategically in different traffic situations. Viable objectives in road safety education would operationally define such skills and strategies and devise appropriate training procedures whereby they might be improved. If successful, such road safety awareness training would give direct and measurable changes in children's actual behaviour in traffic and road safety measures, not merely changes in what they can say about traffic when questioned by adults. In addition, recent studies that have attempted to improve children's performance on a range of clearly-defined pedestrian skills have produced empirical evidence that such skills can be accelerated, provided appropriate training is given.at Safedrive Africa Foundation (SDAF) in Kenya we have a greater role in helping the children acquiring these skills.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of preventable injury and death for children and youth. Road Traffic fatalities, injuries and trauma have enormous impacts on individuals, families and communities. Education on road safety needs to start at a young age and continue as children grow, while keeping the safety topics relevant according to their age.

In order to help meet the needs and aspirations of our communities the Partnership undertakes a continuous program of community engagement regarding traffic safety. Such engagement is mutually beneficial.

Hosting a Road Safety Week or Road Safety Day is a fun and educational way to promote road safety awareness and engage students as well as the greater school community.

School-based programs and campaigns as well as community involvement are key elements of an integrated approach to reducing road traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Learning extends beyond the classroom and can involve a variety of stakeholders including families, police officers, public health nurses, government officials and non-profit organizations in your community.

Goals

The goal of an awareness day or week is to develop:

  • Knowledge and understanding of road safety relating to driver distractions, impaired driving, and ATVs;
  • Behavioural skills necessary to survive on our roads and reinforcing the Healthy School approach;
  • An understanding of their own responsibilities for keeping themselves safe and healthy;
  • Knowledge of the causes and consequences of road collisions involving driver distraction, drinking, and speeding;
  • A responsible attitude to their own safety and to the safety of others.

 Suggested Activities

  • Speeding/ Seat Belts Posters
  • Seat Belt and Child Car Seat Use
  • Seat Belts Saves Life
  • Buckled for Life
  • Slow Down And Buckle Up Activity
  • Think Of Me