Road crashes (accidents) exert a heavy toll on a country’s socio economic development prospects. At worst, road crashes rob the country of its most productive population due to deaths or incapacity- temporary and permanent. The huge financial costs incurred in terms of loss of output, medicines and medical equipment, treatment, policing and administration amount to about 2- 3% of a country’s gross domestic product. These figures do not include the “warm bloodied” costs of pain, suffering, grief and despair of surviving dependants. Ensuring road safety is therefore an issue each government should prioritize.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Top and senior government officials involved in road safety in ministries of transport, public works, health, education, home affairs;
• Traffic police;
• Top and senior officials of national road and traffic safety organizations/ agencies;
• Senior officials in voluntary organizations such as Red Cross/Crescent, St. John’s Ambulance;
• Lecturers in universities and colleges teaching road safety.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:-
• Apply methodology for assessing national road safety situation;
• Identify low cost counter measures;
• Conduct cost benefit analysis of road crashes;
• Analyze cost effectiveness of road and traffic safety programmes.
• Road safety problem tree analysis;
• Road safety goals and objectives;
• Pedestrian safety and education;
• Low cost countermeasures;
• Road crash data collection and analysis;
• Design of national road safety programmes.