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About this course

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“I am a Lieutenant Colonel in passive service of the Ecuadorian Transit Commission and a teacher at Condues (Training School for Professional Drivers) in Guayaquil, and this course allowed me to understand the reality of statistics and the problems at the regional level in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the actions and projections to achieve a reduction in traffic crashes in my country and in the others around the region."

Can you imagine being able to contrast your opinions and experiences with people like Lieutenant Colonel, Enrique, from Ecuador, or other practicing public managers and representatives of Civil Society organizations from all over the region? In this course, you will have that opportunity, and also, access to videos of international specialists from various organizations (IDB, PAHO / WHO, WRI, LatinNCAP among others); readings; best practices in the Caribbean region; recommendations; practical activities, and discussion forums.

As traffic crashes are one of the main causes of death in Latin America and the Caribbean, its consequences are immediate and also generate a great social and economic burden.

Be a part of the change now and let's make safe mobility a reality!

This course is "self-paced" so you can enroll at any time, even if the course has been open for a while. You can take it at the time that is most suitable for you inside the enrollment period of the course.

If you opt for the Audit track , you could complete the course free and have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.

If you opt for the Verified track , you can access the course in an unlimited way and complete the qualified evaluations until the closing date, (July 18th, 2021), after making a payment of $10. If you pass, in addition to the verified certificate, you will obtain a __ digital badge *that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.

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What you'll learn

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At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the road safety challenges that Latin America and the Caribbean face, and understand the importance of designing an action plan based on data and evidence.

  • Understand the difference between sustainable and unsustainable interventions, recognizing those that have been effective in reducing road crashes; and analyze how these could be implemented in your city.

  • Analyze our own behaviors, as users of motorized vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists; identifying those that put our safety and that of others at risk.

Introductory Module: Road Safety in the Global Agenda, diagnosis of road safety in the world, and your role in road safety.

This module presents the road safety crashes statistics for the Latin American and the Caribbean countries and the new commitments by the international community to address road safety for the next 10 years. It also invites you to think about road safety as a user.

Module 1: Institutions for Road Safety

This module presents the importance of road safety plans and management as one of the key pieces for a sound implementation of road safety policy and strategy.

Module 2: Road Safety Data Collection

This module introduces the experiences of Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and OISEVI in data collection. It also explains = the basic elements for an effective data collection.

Module 3: Road Safety Policies

This module presents sustainable policies in the road safety field, focused on the Vision Zero approach, vehicle regulations, legislation, and enforcement.

Module 4: Conclusions

Meet your instructors

Marisela Ponce de León
Transport Specialist
Global Road Safety Facility World Bank Group
Claudia Franchesca de los Santos
Former Executive Director
National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT)
Neil Pederson
Executive Director
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
Defny Geldorp
Head of the section Traffic and Transport
General Bureau of Statistics (GBS) of Suriname

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Frequently asked questions

What does “AUDIT TRACK” mean?

The audit track access to the course is free and you have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed. (If there are less than 10 weeks until the end of the course when you enrolled in it, you will have the time left until the course ends).

What does “VERIFIED TRACK” mean?

If you want to obtain the verified certificate of the course, you should opt for the verified mode, which costs 10 USD.

This way, in addition to the approval certificate, verified with your personal information, you will have access to all the course’s evaluations, and you will be able to consult the learning resources indefinitely. If you pass this course with 65%, you will also receive a digital badge that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.

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