Police show students proper road safety discipline

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 18:30

Two Sec­ondary Schools have been the ben­e­fi­cia­ry of prop­er Road Safe­ty guide­lines.

Stu­dents of Mt Hope Sec­ondary and Suc­cess/Laven­tille Sec­ondary Schools have been shown the im­por­tance of prac­tic­ing road dis­ci­pline when cross­ing the road, pay­ing at­ten­tion to road sig­nage, be­ing sen­si­tised to the dan­gers and risks as­so­ci­at­ed with dri­ving.


The Po­lice Ser­vice said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the project start­ed in 2018 and will con­tin­ue in­to 2020.

This Road Safe­ty ini­tia­tive start­ed as a re­sult of con­cerns raised about pedes­tri­an safe­ty ex­pressed at a com­mu­ni­ty meet­ing with the TTPS at the Mt Hope/Mt Lam­bert Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre in De­cem­ber 2017.

The project was con­ceived in 2018 and was em­braced by the prin­ci­pals of both schools.

A Project Stake­hold­er Plan­ning Com­mit­tee was then es­tab­lished. Sev­er­al groups were as­so­ci­at­ed with this project— the PTAs of both schools, Mt. Hope Vil­lage Coun­cil, Mt. Lam­bert Vil­lage Coun­cil, Suc­cess Cen­tral Vil­lage Coun­cil, Min­istry of Works and Trans­port, Ar­rive Alive, the Po­lice Ser­vice (in­clud­ing Road Safe­ty and IATF Units), Traf­fic Man­age­ment and Traf­fic War­den Di­vi­sions of the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port, and the San Juan/Laven­tille Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion.


Sev­er­al meet­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties were held in­clud­ing:

• Road Safe­ty lec­ture pre­sen­ta­tions were con­duct­ed for the ma­jor­i­ty of stu­dents at both schools by Ar­rive Alive with the as­sis­tance of TTPS

Road Safe­ty Unit and Traf­fic War­dens.

•Stu­dents from both schools were shown how to use the Pedes­tri­an Cross Walks by the TTPS Road Safe­ty unit, Traf­fic War­dens, IATF, and Ar­rive Alive.

•Re­pair and Im­prove­ment of Street Light­ing in prox­im­i­ty of both schools by T&TTEC (on­go­ing).

•News­pa­per ar­ti­cles high­light­ed the project.

•Both schools re­ceived Road Safe­ty Awards /Com­mu­ni­ty Awards from the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port /BHP Bil­li­ton.

• A Prin­ci­pal and stu­dent ap­peared on CNC3 to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the project.