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Evaluation and Improvement of Road Safety in the Vicinity of Schools

Road traffic crashes are the top cause of death globally for people 5–19 years of age. According to the WHO, more than 90% of deaths and serious injuries impact the most vulnerable people in low- and middle-income countries. Children’s regular journeys to and from school can be effectively planned, designed, operated, and maintained to achieve safe, healthy, and sustainable mobility. The journeys between home and school for children represent a significant share of the total trips made on a typical day. There is, however, an alarming number of children being killed on the road due to various factors, including unsafe road and traffic conditions. This paper presents the application of the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology for road assessment as well as the conduct of surveys to determine the commuting characteristics of schoolchildren. Information from these data sets was used as the basis for the identification and implementation of interventions such as road infrastructure improvements as well as to formulate policies to make the journeys of schoolchildren safer.


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