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Darren Dival & Christopher Aird

Darren Dival & Christopher Aird

Darren Dival & Christopher Aird

Tuesday, July 15, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Traffic accidents have become a fact of life in Belize, with so many vehicles, so few public roads and many variables in play.

But what if they could be prevented or at least lessened? That is the chief objective of the Belize Road Safety Project, which includes as a component a development of the national curriculum to teach road safety.

This week educators and other stakeholders are meeting to discuss how best to deliver the lessons that will ultimately save lives.

The first of those consultations took place in Belize City and we spoke with Dr. Christopher Aird, Chief Education Officer, who says the program will be taught from primary school to lower high school when implemented.

Consultant from the UK, Darren Divall, discussed some of the expected outcomes and says enforcement will become less of an issue when people across the board are taught not only to obey the rules, but to observe driving etiquette and standards from a young age.

Consultations will also be held in Belmopan on Wednesday.

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