We began this project last year in the Marcela's classroom, we were few back then, Yara El-Zein, David Marin, Samuel Zuleta, David Cantor, Samuel Gomez, Ashley Miranda, Samantha Restrepo, and Ana Maria Torres. Some have left in the pass of time and some have join our project like Manuel Blair, Mateus Barbosa, Diego Maya, Miguel Blanco, and Marcos Bhardewaj. It has been a really difficult experience but finally we are taking this little project to something bigger and actually save lifes. We want to acknowledge our teacher Marcela Gomez Quintero to always been such a mother for all of us and helping us both in and out the classroom, this experience of KRASH has been really significant in our lifes, we have learn and applied things of the project in our daily lifes and getting better on the road.
My name is Manuel I am a student of the tenth grade of the school the new school all this began in a class of mathematics for a cause on the road safety and all this subject we were welcoming thanks for the determination and the support of the teacher Marcela Gomez which guided us in This journey that we started not only to learn about the subject but also to achieve road awareness not only for the community of the school but also outside people as well as drivers and pedestrians.
This has not only left a reflection to my acquaintances but myself in both directions since the most important use the mind and protect the life.
Study shows that 74% of traffic accidents are carried out by men
The analysis by the Traffic Safety Commission (Conaset) indicates that men drive with greater aggressiveness and risk. Men drive better than women," or the warning of "caution, woman behind the wheel" could pass to the anecdote of history, in the light of a report published by the National Traffic Commission (Conaset), which analyzed the behavior Of drivers, according to their gender, during the last decade. '''Between the years 2000 and 2010, 1,142,201 people were involved in traffic/ accidents. Of these, 850,524 were men and 291,677 women.''
work shows what 9th and 10th grade found about how to describe people's
perception of cultural issues on our mobility situations, while working
on a campaign to show that being safe on the roads is an act of
self-responsibility. This post is corresponding to the report we sent to
the international contest “Your Ideas Your Initiatives” hosted by
several classes, we discussed about how our mindset affects the
decisions we make in terms of our behavior on the roads: how fast to go
on a school area, when to cross the street (no matter if the traffic
light is red for pedestrians), why to reply a text message while driving
on a highway, etc. During the discussion, we said that our mindset
could affect the way we perceive our actions, no matter what information
we have around, in order to reduce the effect of our actions on the
possible situations on a chaotic road (at least in our minds); in other
words, we think about ourselves as victims, not as responsible people,
so every situation (incident or accident) becomes a hard situation in
which a solution is far away.
of the ideas was to evaluate how critic is the situation in terms of
the way people think: to do so, a survey was designed using questions
about age, residence area, mobility area, transportation ways, reactions
when a situation on the road is given, and perception about how
responsible are the different agents of mobility in the city, especially
in three areas: El Poblado, Laureles and the Downtown (these are the
most important areas in terms of people's mobility).
found that people have a bad perception of authority institutions
related to mobility control and security assistance (National Police and
Road Security Agents), saying that they are not doing their job of
protecting people and assuring a safe road structure, but at the same
time, a part of them want to be "forgiven" when they make a mistake in
terms of affecting the security of drivers and pedestrians. Therefore,
it is possible to say that our mindset is ready to judge others' actions
and attitudes without mercy, but is soft to evaluate our own mistakes
and misconceptions, so there is no coherence in our thoughts and our
actions, which reduces any possibility of having a proper road culture.