Image caption: Thiago Gonzaga Foundation presenting the platform during the Eighth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims, in El Salvador
Thiago de Moraes Gonzaga Foundation has launched a new collaborative platform in Brazil called “Transitando pela Vida” (transitandopelavida.org.br/) that aims to protect children and adolescents on the road. The website connects legislators, decision-makers, and society to relevant information, case studies, good practices, and other materials related to road safety. Its goal is to provide data that can serve as a basis for the development of future legislation, government programs, and civil society projects on child and adolescent safety.
The platform, which was launched in December 2023 during the 5th Ordinary Meeting of the Thematic Chamber of Traffic Education (CTEDUC) in Brasília, is open and free for everyone to access. To ensure that the platform stays updated, other institutions, both public and private, can submit content, especially with regard to good practices. The creation of this platform is part of a national road safety project focused on children and adolescents, led by the Thiago Gonzaga Foundation, which has already led to the formation of a parliamentary front specializing in this area.
Star Rating for Schools is listed as one of the best practices presented in the platform. SR4S has been used already to assess level of safety of streets around more than 1,000 schools in 63 countries. Thiago Gonzaga Foundation led the first Brazilian project with SR4S. Click here for more details.
Thiago Gonzaga presented the platform during the Eighth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in El Salvador. The platform was developed as part of the advocacy project “Vida Urgente: Children Safer in Traffic,” under the GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme (2021).
The platform seeks to bring together key stakeholders in Brazil to collaborate and protect children and adolescents on the road, and will provide important information to inform future legislation, government programs, and civil society projects.