About The Initiative

The Belize Road Safety Initiative is used as a means to increase awareness of traffic laws and new legislation, safer driving practices, as well as to educate the public about risks and safe practices.

 

 

The objectives include the following:

  • Provide information about new or modified laws

  • Improve knowledge and/or awareness of new in-vehicle systems, risk, and appropriate preventative behaviors

  • Change underlying factors known to influence road-user behavior

  • Modify problem behaviors or maintain safety-conscious behaviors

  • Decrease the frequency and severity of crashes

 

 

The Project Components:

  • Road Safety Infrastructure – improvements to the Western Highway between Belize City and Belmopan and the Belmopan Ring Road

  • Road User Education and Awareness – increasing awareness through campaigns targeting road users and students in schools along the Corridor

  • Road Safety Enforcement – improvement of traffic law enforcement through training and capacity enhancement of the relevant authorities (Police and Transport Departments; Municipalities)

  • Road Accident Emergency Services – improvement of post-crash trauma care

  • Road Safety Management - coordination of road safety initiatives.

BYRS- is a Non-profit, Non-governmental organization that specializes in the facilitation of road safety workshops for youths in Belize