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.