The Road Traffic Safety Agency has conducted a detailed analysis of data on structure of fatalities, based on age and gender, in road accidents in the Republic of Serbia in the period between 2010 and 2014.
The young are usually killed in road accidents as passengers and drivers in cars. Such results can be related to shorter driving experience (readiness for participation in traffic, experience, knowledge), but as well to the attitudes, psychophysical state, abilities, etc.
One of the most famous and most prestigious world music festivals, EXIT festival, has offered this year as well, along with great fun, many other educational, socially responsible activities. A wide range of topics went from hiring young people, to their safety.
Among the most recognized and the most interesting activities was the “Traffic Safety Zone”, which has attracted a lot of attention of great number of visitors for the second year in a row. This year, through the current campaign “I Choose Life”, we have spoken to visitors about the importance of using seat belts, dangers of speeding and drunk driving, and about experiences the visitors of the zone had in traffic.
The Road Traffic Safety Agency has conducted an analysis of fatalities structure in road accidents in the Republic of Serbia in the period between 2010 and 2014 and prepared a fact sheet Structure of fatalities in road accidents.
The Road Traffic Safety Agency has prepared a Statistical report on the state of traffic safety in the Republic of Serbia for the year 2014. Reporting on traffic safety is a part of monitoring traffic safety, which brings to establishing traffic safety system and managing traffic safety in the monitored area.
Based on conducted analysis on traffic safety in the Republic of Serbia in the year 2014, it can be concluded that the state of traffic safety, on the basis of this year’s statistical data, has been the best since statistical data on accidents and consequences has been monitored in the Republic of Serbia. However, the level of traffic safety still is not at a high level, therefore it is necessary to work on building traffic safety systems so that the Republic of Serbia could reach traffic safety levels of developed world countries.
Belgrade – Young actor Ivan Mihailovic known to audience from TV show “Vojna akademija” had a traumatic experience when at a set he was given a ride in a car by a driver who was drinking alcohol during the whole time.
On their way to casting for a movie Ivan tried to bring to senses the driver who did not care for traffic regulations. The actor asked the driver for several times to slow down and stop drinking, but the driver did not care.
Finally, they had an argument and the young actor told the driver he wanted to leave the vehicle. When leaving the car the driver took his hand and told him it was a hidden camera organized by the Road Traffic Safety Agency with the aim of promoting the campaign #I Choose Life focus of which is the safety of young people in traffic. Take a look at the candid camera with Ivan Mihailovic who is one of the ambassadors of the campaign “I Choose Life”.
On Thursday July 2nd starting at 8.30 A.M. the Road Traffic Safety Agency is holding a seminar for improving the knowledge for driving instructors in Bela Crkva. The seminar for improving the knowledge for driving instructors will be held in Technical School “Sava Mucan” Bela Crkva.
Along with the seminar located at 1.Oktobar Street (Beli trg), the Road Traffic Safety Agency in cooperation with Municipality of Bela Crkva, Traffic Safety Council, in period between 11:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. is organizing promotion of the effect of using a safety belt through simulation of head-on collision (‘inclined plane’ simulator) and vehicle rollover ( ‘rollover ‘ simulator). All interested citizens will be able to feel, in perfectly safe and controlled conditions, the effect of safety belt in case of traffic accident. The aim of this activity is to increase the awareness of traffic participants about the importance and effects of using safety belt. We are inviting you to come and try the simulators.
Representatives of the Municipality of Bela Crkva and Road Traffic Safety Agency will address to attendees.
Milica Jokic, a girl who survived a fatal accident at Ada Huja where three young people were killed, joined the action “I Choose Life”. Yesterday media reported about Milica’s testimony reminding all the young of her personal tragedy that had happened on November 22nd and invited them to choose life.
“Everything stops in one night because you are naive and think it cannot happen to you. A night out –we had a great time, we sit in a car without thinking about possible consequences. And then...they are gone…and everything changes…forever…”, said Milica.
The campaign “I Choose Life” aimed at young people in traffic, was initiated by the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the Road Traffic Safety Agency. The beginning of the campaign was announced in public classes held in Novi Sad, Nis, Kragujevac and Belgrade. More than 1000 young people had a chance to hear disturbing experiences of Dusko Antelj and Slavisa Savic who had hard traffic accidents with consequences to bear for the rest of their lives. Their disturbing stories caused great attention and emotions among young boys and girls who were listening carefully for a long time.
The Agency continues to draw attention of public with a number of activities and invites all the young, their parents, professors, representatives of local self-governments and institutions in charge to join the initiative, act preemptively and take necessary actions within their responsibilities so that dangers could be adduced to young people, catch their attention and encourage their safe behavior in traffic.
Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the Road Traffic Safety Agency have prepared activities which will jointly be conducted in cooperation with traffic safety councils in local self-governments and with the aim of preventing traffic accidents.
Municipality of Pecinci is one of the first to launch a co-operational action called “Slow Down” aimed at motorized two-wheeler riders, and delivered its results to the Agency. The action includes printing and setting up billboards with a logo of a local self-government and a message for safe driving because speed of motorcycle riders is recognized as the most frequent problem in accidents.
A great number local self-governments have supported the action and on this occasion we are presenting it by using the example of the municipality of Pecinci where billboards have been set up in inhabited areas: Pecinci, Simanovci, Dec, Kupinovo, Obrez, Asanja, D.Tovarnik and Brestac.
Likewise, in the attachment an audio recording of a local radio station “Donji Srem” could be heard. It is aired five times a day at the request of the local Traffic Safety Council.
Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the Road Traffic Safety Agency held the first meeting with mayors and presidents of municipalities in the Republic of Serbia on June 19th 2015 at Klub poslanika in Belgrade.
Out of 161 local self-governments 106 attended the meeting, including 40 mayors / presidents of municipalities. The attendees were addressed by Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure PhD Zorana Mihajlovic and Acting Director of the Road Traffic Safety Agency Milan Bozovic, who used the beginning of the meeting to speak about good and bad sides of work of local traffic safety councils, problems they encounter, as well as the goals set in front of all people dealing with traffic safety.
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure PhD Zorana Mihajlovic emphasized that out of total fatalities in road traffic 23.9% are pedestrians and that collisions with pedestrians make 67% of all fatal accidents, and that in municipality programs for improving traffic safety there are neither activities nor programs aimed at protecting pedestrians even though they are the most jeopardized category.
Riders and passengers on motorized two-wheelers belong to the most jeopardized category of traffic participants in Serbia. Out of total fatalities in traffic accidents, 11.1% are killed as riders and passengers on motorized two-wheelers. This is particularly worrisome having in mind that the registered number of two-wheelers in Serbia is still smaller, especially compared with the average of European Union countries, regardless of the fact that the number has significantly increased in the last couple of years. Reasons for such devastating data lie in the fact that in previous years not enough things were done, neither on education nor generally on improving conditions for motorized two-wheeler riders.
Agency for Road Traffic Safety pays a lot of attention to the safety of motorized two-wheeler riders within its promotional preemptive activities, especially through cooperation with motorcycle clubs and associations. One of the forms of cooperation is a support to various events held by these organizations.