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European Road Safety Charter
The Charter across Europe

Testimonials

In this section, you will find testimonials from our members about their experience with the European Road Safety Charter. We would love to hear your Charter story as well! Share it with us by filling out the form on the right-hand side of the page. Someone from the Charter team will review and publish your submission.

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Cristina Hatulescu

One man, one car, one road - three elements of which only one is alive and able to react. We can enhance the vehicle's performance, we can improve the road infrastructure, but the driver’s attitude remains essential. Therefore, road safety education will never become obsolete. On the contrary, it is necessary for it to become a permanent until, through repetition, it will be able to modify driving behavior.

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Craig Waters

About young people, alcohol use & drink driving: 'I find young males are not major risk takers . Yes they have all the youthful exuberance but risk taking is a personality dynamic and not found in the majority of personality types. Females are showing up in crashes at a higher rate than males. I find all drivers who complete processes that are not built from a low risk process are inadvertently taking a high risk, even though it's not deliberate. Crash recording data does not have deliberate risk taking males as a high volume of crashes, in fact it's very low. Media has it high because it sells.'

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Eric Bolland

About young people, alcohol use & drink driving: As a parent and driver training educator and the end of the day its all about attitude ! Just my opinion folks of over 20 years experience The graduated license system used in our region and popular in Europe with 0 blood alcohol level is valid along with strong education at home, and in training programs engaging non profits like SADD or MADD and perhaps a visit as we do to a local jail.

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Patrick Tobiasson

About young people, alcohol use & drink driving: 'If the only incentive to behave a certain way is to “not get into trouble” then I feel the real incentive being promoted is “do not get caught”. Reward the Peer-to-Peer solutions, find a way to reward the Designated Driver, elevate those who are doing the right thing to the level of celebrity and then let’s step back and look at the situation as a whole. Keep the laws and maintain the punishments but add the rewards on the other side of the scale.'

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Don Grubaugh

About young people, alcohol use & drink driving: 'Zero tollerance is never a good solution. Education and exposure is. Graphic examples, maybe. Maybe require testimonials from peers. The more real or easire to relate you make it, the greater effect it will have.'

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