MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT
European Road Safety Charter
good practice

Good practice submission

Good practice submission

What problem did you address/are you addressing? 
Almost two billion children in the world go to educational institutions every day, however even 500 of them fail to reach the school, they die in traffic accidents, about 2500 are seriously injured. It compares to a number of school children of two large schools - every day. No, it is not a scenario of a horror movie, it is happening right beside us - every day. Right from the very young age, children must learn to behave on the road responsibly and in orderly fashion, and we, adults, are responsible for that. We help to our little ones to prioritise and areas, the knowledge of which would have to be improved - drawing, dance circle, robotics, singing, etc. But as the adults rate the sessions do they give enough of attention to the safe child? Whether we provide enough of attention and resources so that our kids, who make up for 20% of all traffic participants today, and tomorrow - even 100%, would be safe and aware in the traffic environment?Maybe in 2030 we will not need drivers any more, but we are sure that there will be pedestrians in the way of autonomous vehicles. "Do not drive under influence", "Do not drive too fast", "Wear the helmet" and other advertisements of traffic safety surrounds us every day, but there is a question, how efficient they are if if traffic participants have no necessary basics and a proper base of the traffic safety. By being one of the oldest Lithuanian organisation that protects the interests of motorists, LAS took a small step towards the training of little traffic participants and expects that it will be a big leap towards an early teaching of kinds in the field of traffic safety.
What are your objectives? 
Goal of the academy is to encourage little traffic participants (3 years and older) to learn the main requirements of the Road traffic rules, develop the skills of safe behaviour on the road, develop the concept of traffic safety in real life.
Create a possibility to acquire the knowledge of traffic safety, and test the already acquired knowledge in as real environment as possible, i.e. traffic safety hall-labyrinth.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Monday, 5 February, 2018 to Tuesday, 1 January, 2019
Name of action 

Full course of the programme will commence from the academic  year of 2018/2019 and will look like this: September – introduction to the Academy, presentation of the course of the year, general traffic rules; October – how important it is to use the light reflecting elements, making of a reflector, demonstration of reflector's performance in a dark room; November – traffic lights, meaning of colours, crossing of an intersection, theory and practice; December – intersection and the pedestrian crossing. Crossing of the pedestrian crossing, crossing of the road, when there is no pedestrian crossing, crossing of the non-regulated intersection, theory and practice; January – train and level crossing, crossing of the level crossing and the rails, walking over the level crossing, walking over the rails, looking around, theory and practice; February – bus stop, waiting for a bus, entering/exiting, waiting for a bus at a stop, theory and practice; March – helmet, vest, protection elements, theory, and general practice; April – walking on the suburban road, playing at the playgrounds by the road; May – summing up of the course, practical exercises. The sessions will be attended by 3 to 15 year old children. Age three to seven - general teaching about the concept of traffic, eight to eleven - traffic, traffic signs, twelve to fourteen - bicyclist courses, fifteen years - scooter driver courses. Teaching programme will be also prepared for elder people as well. 

How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results or how did you promote/are you promoting your initiative? 
In the future, the number of accidents on the road will decrease
How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action? 
In the future, the number of accidents on the road will decrease
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
External evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
Accident statistics
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Target groups - after several lessons, we will appreciate the knowledge of the children.