NORTHAMPTON MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 20,22 / 3M made a commitment in March 2022 to increase safety and visibility at 100 school zones in 23 countries, by 2024.
3M has already completed 32 projects that have helped to protect the lives and safety of children, who are vulnerable pedestrians. These efforts have helped 10,000 children in 21 different countries to get to school and return home safely. 3M is on track to reach its goal of reaching its goal by 2024.
According to the World Health Organization, road traffic accidents are the leading cause for death among children aged five and older. data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the report, these incidents are increasing in frequency in low-income countries and communities. This indicates a need for reform. World Health Organization. 3M understands the importance of addressing these dangers as well as the need to create safer school zones.
“3M is committed working with NGOs, government agencies, and to improving safety in school zones, and we have all of the actors coming together for this effort,” stated Dan Chen, president of 3M Transportation Safety Division. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made thus far and I look forward to continuing to make roads safer for children. Partnerships, technology, regulations and other means allow us to scale up solutions and establish a steady momentum in improving road safety.
3M was able to complete a school zone project in Higashine City (Yamagata), Japan. 3M collaborated with local officials to provide reflective materials for students to see on their way to Higashine Chubu Elementary school. One student reported a shift in motorist behavior following the installation of reflective materials. “There was a lot of cars speeding along the road in front the school. But when they saw the school’s presence, drivers started to slow down and look at the crosswalks.
Here are some other collaborations 3M has made with organizations and communities around the globe:
Nashville – 3M was involved Collier Engineering and Design And Civic Design Center Renovating school zones at Madison Campus Elementary School in Nashville and Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary Schools. These improvements include the installation reflective signs, visible street markings, pedestrian crosswalks, and visible street markings.
Mexico City – 3M installed a crosswalk with reflective signage near a Mexico City school as part its School Zone Safety Program. 3M Pavement Marking technology was used to create the crosswalk. This simple but effective strategy catches both children’s and drivers’ attention. The signage used 3M’s Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting which is high contrast and more conspicuous than conventional sheeting, even in inclement weather.
Klang, Selangor Malaysia, Malaysia – 3M Malaysia, together with the Malaysia Institute of Transport, launched a pilot program at a school serving visually impaired students. The markings were installed to assist visually impaired students in the school.
3M has been serving the same mission for more than 80 years. Transportation Safety Division It has been to bring families home safely. High-performance technologies and materials, such as Pavement Marking Tape and Diamond Grade Reflective Sheeting, are helping to make streets safer for everyone, whether they’re riding a bicycle, walking or driving.
Technology and innovation are important steps towards safer roads. 3M continues to work with policymakers, community leaders, policymakers and other organizations to promote change and ensure safer roads.
As a member UN Global Compact3M believes in public-private partnerships in solving global pressing issues such as transportation safety and road safety. 3M is a member of the Call on President Biden to End Roadway Fatalities A pledge from the United Nations General Assembly Decade of Action for Road Safety By 2030, at least 50% of road traffic accidents and deaths will be prevented
Visit 3M’s School Zone Road safety page to learn more and get involved. 3M.com/schoolzonesafety.
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