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What are you doing/aiming to do for road safety? 

 

Our Foundation aims to increase road safety awareness at an island-wide level. The philosophy behind the Foundation is to develop initiatives that will approach the problem of road safety.
 
In light of this, care will be taken to build knowledge on the roots of the problem and initiate actions that will trigger citizens and experts to think critically and get involved in an effort to reduce traffic accidents in the Republic of Cyprus.
 
We will use our produced road safety song `oniro miso' on radio & TV. At high schools & universities we aim to organize Road Safety Concerts and we will distribute road safety related gifts and leaflets. We will organize our third-year football tournament in May with Olympiakos Nic football team involving players 12-16 years old where we will disseminate road safety messages.
 
We will cooperate with organisations in order to organize Road Safety seminars -in the country side. We will contact other signatories to organize events or programmes.
 
Finally, we will Research, Educate, Train, Campaign for Awareness, Promote, Giving Seminars, Distribute material, get in touch with Cyprus Football Federation & Cyprus Basketball Federation to establish every year 'The Awareness Week for Road Safety '.

 

 

Beneficaries 
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charter your road saftey problem(s) 

          Road traffic accidents have become one of the major problems in Cyprus.The number of road traffic fatalities average to 108 per year in our Country.Last year's statistics recorded 2,398 road accidents resulting in 102 road fatalities and 741 serious injuries.

           Taking into consideration the above statistics , it is not suprising that Cyprus was ranked among the top three countries in Europe.

            In a recent study developed by SATRE ( Social Attitudes to Road Safety Risk in Europe ) the average Greek Cypriot driver is sketched out as a driver of high risk. The study highlights the fact that there is a lack of appropriate road behavior and mentality. It is not surprising that the most frequent cause of road accidents in Cyprus is the human factor.

              Official statistics indicate that the main causes of road traffic accidents in the the Republic of Cyprus are speeding ( 72 % ) and restless driving ( 28 % ).

               The current situation,which results in increased social problems, economic and other costs,require immediate inteventions and actions. 

              

Your knowledge 

                    We did not  know anything about the issues. Unfortunately we expirience a tragic death, 1st of January 2007. The Foundation created by the Parents & their friends, by high school students - friends of George -with the help of the Police of Cyprus and the Ministry of Communucation & Works. Also the Road Safety Institution Panos Mylonas in Greece help us a lot.

                     When three seventeen years old high school students wrote a song for the tragic death of their friend-George-, and as a family published  it, not only in a CD but also we created and a Video Clip, then all started... and many people encourage the Family to establish the Foundation for Road Safety.

                     Cyta, Laiki Insurance, Module close 2 programme, The Road Safety Initiative Group, Olympiakos Nicosia Football Club and many others cooperate to create awareness.

                      The Foundation will give emphasize to drunk drivers, since George was hit and left in the  pavement of the road  while talking with his friends at 03.21 a.m. 01/01/2007, by a young drunk driver.   

                  

eventual partnerships in your commitment 

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND WORKS
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURE
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
CYPRUS POLICE
ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE GROUP
MODULE CLOSE TO PROGRAMME
OLYMPIACOS FOOTBALL CLUB
CYPRUS BROADCASTING COOPORATION
LTV
CYTA
LAIKI INSURANCE
ROAD SAFETY INSTITUTE PANOS MYLONAS,GREECE

Number of materials produced 
3000
Highlighted signatory? 
0
Renewed commitment 
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Notified for renewal? 
0