FRANCE CONTRIBUTES TO ROAD SAFETY
(Haiti Libre) -
In order to reduce the risk of road accidents, Didier Le Bret, the Ambassador of France in Haiti, handed over to officials of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) two speed radars of the latest generation, as well as breathalyser,s at a ceremony at the Police Academy; symbolically ending a two-week training, given by two gendarmes, and a French police officer of the UN Police (UNPOL), on the use of these devices on the road, to 17 instructors of the PNH.
In parallel, the Embassy of France will help train Haitian school children in the rules of pedestrian traffic, from July 27, by beginning with students from the Ecole Jules Verne Pernier, a neighborhood in the Petionville district. This training will include the screening of a documentary film, followed by an open discussion, moderated by a French gendarme of UNPol and distribution of a code of conduct for pedestrians.
According to the Ambassador of France, other projects are underway, including the installation of pedestrian crossings in the capital, and traffic signs along highways to reduce accidents, and save lives.