As part of Global Road Safety Week 2021, Child Injury Prevention Alliance with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and Star Rating for Schools will hold a webinar on How Communities Can Help Students Get to School Safely. The webinar highlights the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week's theme: Streets for Life and will help raise awareness on the importance of low-speed streets in communities, especially in school zones.
The webinar will feature national and global road safety experts discussing the use of the Star Rating for Schools program to improve safety as children travel to and from school.
Star Rating for Schools, which was developed by iRAP, is an evidence-based tool for assessing road elements that affect pedestrian safety encountered by children as they travel to school. It also provides users guidance on appropriate interventions for addressing identified safety risks.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 1-2 pm Eastern Time and will demonstrate how to use the program, present a case study, provide tips on involving youth, and close with a panel discussion on implementing program recommendations.
Speakers for the webinar include; Rafaela Machado from iRAP/Star Rating for Schools, Torine Creppy from Safe Kids Worldwide, Elizabeth Oestreich from Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead, and Manpreet Darroch from YOURS - Youth for Road Safety. The session will be moderated by Gary Smith from the Child Injury Prevention Alliance.
By using the Star Rating for Schools program to measure, manage, and communicate the risks that children encounter traveling to school, community groups and individuals can help students get to school and home again safely.
Register to join!