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Korea's Model School Zone Project
School Name: Seoul Gumsan Elementary School
Number of Students: 446
Between 2009 and 2010, there were 86 traffic accidents in the neighborhood surrounding Seoul Gumsan Elementary School, resulting in 89 injuries to children and claiming one child’s life. Students have to cross in front of a heavy traffic, one-way road which is curved and prevents drivers and pedestrians from seeing the oncoming traffic flow clearly.
Alongside students, teachers, and other community members, Safe Kids Korea will install traffic-calming measures such as a skid-proof pavement and directional road signs around the school and has painted the school wall to increase awareness about the school zone among drivers.