Sunday, May 14, 2017

Our experience in this journey

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.

By: Samuel Gómez and David Marin
School: The new school


Use your mind to protect your life,my experience in this trip

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.

Manuel Blair

Friday, February 10, 2017

Woman at the wheel, constant danger?

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.''

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

KRASH Origins: ideas

This 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 Renault.

Along 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.

One 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). 

We 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.