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IDBx: Road safety in the Caribbean region: institutions and data management

Learn about the current state of road safety in our region, its main challenges, and areas of action.

Road safety in the Caribbean region: institutions and data management
2 weeks
2–4 hours per week
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Starts Dec 7

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, their consequences are immediate and 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 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 2 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 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, for example, on social media.

*Did you know there is financial aid to opt for the verified certificate?

edX offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to pay the Verified Certificate fee. Subscribe to the course and apply for financial assistance.

See more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

At a glance

  • Institution: IDBx
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:


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 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 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 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the “AUDIT TRACK”?

The audit track provides free access to the course, allowing you to explore the materials and participate for a duration of 2 weeks from the day you subscribe.

What is the “VERIFIED TRACK”?

If you wish to obtain a verified certificate for the course, you should choose the verified track, which incurs a fee of 10 USD.

Opting for the verified track offers several advantages. In addition to receiving a certificate of completion that is verified and includes your personal information, you will have unlimited access to all course evaluations and learning resources. Furthermore, upon achieving a passing score of 65%, you will be awarded a digital badge that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, for example, on social media.

This course is part of Road Safety in the Caribbean Region Professional Certificate Program

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Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
1 month
2 - 4 hours per week

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