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Road Safety Team Returns from Sweden

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MONROVIA: A Nine-member team from Liberia’s Road Safety Secretariat which recently returned from Sweden has praised the Liberian Government for affording them the opportunity to travel for a two-week basic training courses in road safety management at the Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering, Transport and Road Safety in Sweden.

According to press release from the Ministry of Transport, under the signature of its Director of Communications, Mr. Lemuel Kleeme, the aim of the training was to enable the trainees to critically analyze road safety policies, organizational issues within the field of road safety, and programs for monitoring road safety as well as elevating the awareness of the importance of road safety issues for the wellbeing of the society.

The nine members’ road safety Secretariat delegation the MOT press release, noted, were selected from the Ministries of Heath, Education, Transport, Public Works, and Justice.

They included Michael K. Gaye, Alex G. Brent, Barbes B. Dawodu, Lemuel Kleeme, Evelyn C. Moiseemah, John M. Saar, James Molu, Joan Harries and Samuel C. Wonasue who is the coordinator of the road safety Secretariat.

During the basic training program, members of the team acquired comprehensive Knowledge in road traffic systems including machine and environment, accidents and their consequences, factors influencing the severity of accidents, behavioral issues, conditions and needs of vulnerable road users, among others.

They acquired Knowledge in safe system approach, road safety principle, measures and evaluation of their effects.

The courses comprised case session lectures and workshops particularly on how to measure road safety and organizational principles.

The Road Safety Secretariat was established by the Liberian Government and launched by President George M. Weah in 2018 to help develop programs that would educate the general public to minimize the increase in the rate of accidents in Liberia.

And since its establishment, several road safety awareness activities have been conducted across Liberia as well as training programs for drivers, pedestrians, marketers, students, community members, motorcyclists, among others.

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