Movements towards Child Safety: A Spatial Approach, Jamaica 2007
Track: Transportation
Author(s): Kenute Hare, shernette sampson

Over the past seven years Jamaica has lost two hundred and forty-eight chidren due to traffic crashes. This represents a large category of vulnerable road users whose lives, in many circumstances, could have been saved if the necessary road safety mechanisms were in place to prevent these crashes. The fact that a lot of children travel to school by foot means that there needs to be measures put in place to ensure that Child Safety is given the priority it deserves. This paper will provide thorough Spatial Analysis of Crashes involving children and highlight how, with the assistance of geographic information systems, we will be able to seriously address the issue of Child Safety, especially since Children are our heritage. The Ministry of Transport and Works therefore has moved aggressively to ensure that every child in all Schools is adequately educated with regards to the Rules of the road.

Kenute Hare
Ministry of Transport and Works
145 Maxfield Avenue
Kingston 10
Kingston , Kingston 12121
Phone: 8769608573-5
Fax: 8769602886
E-mail: khare@mtw.gov.jm

shernette sampson
Ministry of Transport and Works
138h Maxfield Avenue
kingston 10
kingston , kingston 12121
Phone: 876 9608573-5
Fax: 876 9602886
E-mail: sweetebony@hotmail.com