Road Safety Education

2016 Road Safety Workshops a Huge Success

The 2016 Participatory workshop for Road Safety Education in China has been held in the Shangri-La (April 9-10), Wuhan (April 13-14), Chongqing in(April 23-24) April 2016. These workshops promoted road safety in an interactive teacher training forum that will lead t students carrying out special and daily activities in the school develop students’ safety awareness and safety habits, encouraging students to identify and solve local road safety issues, and attract members of the community, parents and the wider groups to concern and enhance public safety awareness to reduce the rate of road injuries.
Every four minutes, a child dies in a car accident somewhere in the world; Every day, more than 2,000 families lose a precious child and become broken due to car-related injury; There are nearly 1.3 million people die from road traffic crashes and 20 million to 50 million are injured. These accidents bring unbearable grief to children themselves or their mother, father, siblings, grandparents and friends. This kind of tragedy could completely transform someone’s life in an instant. Despite the seriousness of these statistics, in many cases these tragedies are avoidable if at risk groups are given the right training.
Road traffic injuries are now said to be the leading cause of death in the 15-29 age group; Even more worrying, 90 percent of these road traffic deaths and injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries. If the current pattern continues, road traffic injuries will become the fifth leading cause of death in 2030, although road traffic injuries comes in ninth of the top ten death causes.
On March 2, 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 2011 to 2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Resolution states that the objectives of the Decade of Action are undertaking more activities nationally, regionally and globally to stabilize and reduce global road mortality.
As a partner of the United Nations Road Safety Action for the Decade (2011-2020) , the FIA has launched the “FIA road safety action program,” as a part of the “Decade of Action”.
China Road Safety Education Project launched by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and supported by China Automobile and Motor Sports Federation(CAMF). The Shangri-la Institute is currently executing this project I three areas. The project is part of the FIA Road Safety Action for Decades and represents an opportunity for the Shangri-la Institute to implement sustainable education.