UNITAR’s Division for People through its Road Safety Global Training Initiative (RS GTI) launched a series of online training courses in response to COVID-19 to deliver learning solutions with a focus on drink driving to beneficiaries.

Between March and April of this year, the RS GTI has turned its face-to-face High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Training Programme into e-learning to be offered online in English and Spanish. The online component of the HVE Training Programme brings together expertise and experience gathered in the field to be delivered widely to government officials responsible for road safety and law enforcement. Law enforcement officers in countries around the world have participated in the programme since 2018, this is the first time the learning has been delivered online.

To complement the HVE training programme, a specialised online module and guide on “COVID-19 Preparedness and Response: Good Practices and Precautions when using Breathalysers” has been developed to provide recommendations for proper use and maintenance of breath alcohol testing instruments. Considering the threat of COVID-19, the proper use, cleaning and disinfecting of breath alcohol testing instruments is crucial to avoid transmission. The online module aims to assist police officers as they conduct Field Sobriety Tests using breathalysers.

In a span of four weeks between 11 May and 5 June 2020, 296 participants representing 54 countries have enrolled and fully completed the online HVE training programme comprised of 5 interactive modules. 

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