Posted: Saturday, May 6, 2017. 9:21 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Belize joins the Ariel Rosado Ride 2017 to start the pre-celebration of the UN Global Road Safety Week, which will focus on speed, scheduled from 8-14 May 2017.
The Ariel Rosado Ride started at 6:00 a.m. today from the Galen Campus in Central Farm to Belmopan City showcasing the road safety features. It will then head to Cheers, Hattieville and Belize City.
The Mayors of both cities will welcome the ride in through their respective cities.
The Ariel Rosado Foundation was established to commemorate the life of an outstanding Belizean youth who lost his life in a traffic crash three weeks after completing his 28th birthday. Rosado was a shining role model for Belizeans of all ages, inspiring many by example through his accomplishments in cycling and in education.
A Steering Committee consisting of his family and friends decided that it was only fitting to commemorate Ariel’s life by establishing a Foundation which would use the National Public Persona that he had developed to raise funds to assist deserving Belizean youths to accomplish their educational goals while developing healthy minds and healthy bodies.
The Ariel Rosado Memorial Education Foundation was registered with the Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry in Belmopan, Belize under the Business Names Act, Chapter 247 of the Laws of Belize (Certificate No. 17481) on the 31st day of January 2012.
Belize has made strides through its investment in the five pillars of action for road safety and has reduced road traffic deaths by 80 percent along the western corridor.
The Belize Road Safety Project therefore seeks the support to increase awareness of good road safety practices, with the overarching goal to save lives on the roads.
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