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Belize Goes International for Road Safety Award

Belize received the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award this week. According to a government press release, for many years Belize has been assessing the road network in the country. In 2012 the Belize Road Safety Project was implemented and in 2013, with a multifaceted approach intervention, the project results have successfully demonstrated the benefits of all road safety partners working collaboratively on a high-collision corridor. Using Safe System interventions many lives have been saved on this 50 mile stretch of highway. Prior to the interventions, the demonstration corridor accounted for almost 50% of all road traffic deaths in the country of Belize. At the end of December 2015 less than 10% of road deaths have occurred on this corridor. Accepting the award on behalf of the Government and People of Belize are the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum, Yvonne Sharman Hyde and the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Works, Errol Gentle, This award was presented in London.