As the summer passed away, Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration has ended their social campaign which encouraged young pupils to share their drawings on how they imagine a safety reflector which could save their lives in roads. With a beginning of a new academic year, winners of the contest have been awarded and reflectors based on their drawings are now being presented and will soon be available for more than 15 000 road users.
Every year more than 6 million passengers travel by intercity buses to reach their homes, works or holiday destinations. Only a small part of them use seat belts – to be more specific, only 13,9 % of passengers do follow safety instructions regarding seat belts. Lack of knowledge surely is not the main factor because more than 62% of travelers do know that they must wear seat belts.
With such a worrying trend, Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration has encouraged and invited carriers and bus station managers to sign a “Promotion of seat belts in intercity buses memorandum”.
The biggest mistake that occurs both in our country Greece and at European level is the fact that driving is treated as an easy, simple and safe everyday habit, resulting from the conviction of the modern driver that a car accident isn’t going to happen to himself/herself. It’s statistically proven that we will be part of at least one serious car accident in our lives, due to either our own fault or to someone else’s.
-New courses on “Driving at 70 and 80… Why not?” focussed on elderly drivers. Experts, technicians, policymakers, doctors and artists discuss the importance of reviewing the physical condition of drivers aged over 70.
Since its origins, the Abertis Foundation's priorities have been to generate and share new knowledge of road safety and to raise awareness of the need for a safe mobility among different key groups. Throughout these years, the aim of the road safety programme has been to support drivers in all the phases of their lives and in all the countries where the Group has a significant presence: Brazil, Chile, Spain, France, Argentina and Puerto Rico.
The second ERSCharter webinar of the 2016-2019 charter edition was held on Friday 24th of November. As announced this webinar addressed the work-related road safety problematic through three presentations. Jacqueline Lacroix from DVR opened the webinar with a presentation of the work-related road safety data’s and the prevention work around this problem in Germany. During the second presentation Jacqueline O’Donovan discussed her company’s high standards in terms of fleet and driver’s safety, efforts that were awarded at the 2016 PRAISE-award ceremony. As last speaker, José Guilherme fleet manager at Portugal’s postal services (CTT-Correiros) presented his “new road safety programme” rewarded at the 2017 excellence in Road safety Award. This webinar encountered a great success as more than 40 participants took part actively with very interesting questions and interventions. The PowerPoint presentations are available here.
Summer is coming, and with summer comes increased dangers in roads or railways. There are more children playing outside, drivers and passengers think about long-waited holidays and are prone to various distractions. Increased road and railway traffic coincides with a higher volume of traffic accidents.
The European Road Safety Charter workshop took place on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, at the Swedish Waterfront Congress Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.
The event was opened by Mr. Lars Olov Sjöström from Swedish Abstaining Motorists Association (MHF), the co-organiser of the event. Ms. Ylva Berg, from the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation presented the Vision Zero strategy in Sweden, from its inception back in 1997, to its re-launch in 2016, as well as further developments planned to improve road safety in Sweden.
In its business operations, Compensa emphasises popularisation of both behaviours increasing safety on roads, as well as activities aimed at dissemination of knowledge with regard to first aid and rescue, as well as education in these areas. In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Compensa along with Road Safety Centre in Łódź began the social campaign "Bezpieczna Autostrada" ("Safe Motorway"), the main purpose of which is to increase safety on motorways.
We are a group of traffic police officers interested in improving Road Safety. We want to have safer roads and reduce the amount of accidents and deaths. We spend part of our free time in helping drivers to solve their doubts about the Spanish Traffic Law, for that reason we created in 2015 a page on facebook where we write articles an answer doubts to the people who do not speak Spanish.
Charlas de concienciación vial, talleres prácticos y diversas actividades relacionadas con la educación y seguridad vial destinadas a niños de infantil, primaria, secundario, adultos, mayores, embarazadas.
MyLAC project - jointly conducted by the Vias Institute and FEVR was to gain a better understanding of the range of consequences of road crashes for injured #RoadVictims. Our results showed that about half of the victims that were not considered at fault did not go to court and that a similar proportion of them did not receive any compensation for neither injuries nor for pain and suffering.
The Country Seminar andWorkshop on the European Road Safety Charter(ERSC) was held with great success on Wednesday the 21st of March at the Amphitheater of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport: The event was organized by the Road Safety Institute (RSI) "Panos Mylonas", ERSC’s Representative in Greece, and held under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.