In cooperation with the City Transport Company, the Road Traffic Safety Agency began the process of training candidates for the tram drivers on September 16, 2016, which lasted until December 8.
The path to the licence for tram driver is a complex and a very long procedure, which consists of theoretical and practical training (total of 150 lessons) and exam, which also consists of theoretical training and evaluating tram drivers’ individual driving.
The Road Traffic Safety Agency created maps with safety performance indicators’ values in the Republic of Serbia.
The maps contain values of indicators about road users’ behavior related to: seatbelt use, child restraint systems use, safety helmet use, vehicle speed, driving under the influence of alcohol, using mobile phones while driving cars and pedestrian behavior.
The values of indicators were gotten from the research continued by the Road Traffic Safety Agency in the year 2016. The research was conducted in each police department in the Republic of Serbia (two researches in each): spring and fall research, and the maps represent the indicator values from the latest, fall research.
During 2016, the Road Traffic Safety Agency had Handbook for improving road safety with measure proposals and possibilities of local road and land manager to reduce influence of roads and its surrounding on causing road accidents (hereinafter the Handbook) made. The Handbook is developed as a collection of measures a local manager can apply on road and its surrounding. The Handbook is aimed for representatives of local self-governments working on projecting, technical regulations, who are members of Local road safety coordination bodies, etc.
Director of the Road Traffic Safety Agency Jasmina Milosevic was a guest at the morning show of the national TV Radio Television of Serbia and appealed to all drivers how to behave in traffic in wither conditions in order to be safe in traffic.
On that occasion, she appealed to drivers to always fasten the safety belt, at both front and rear seats, and to always transport children properly, in child car seats or properly fastened, depending on child’s age, and never to drive under the influence of alcohol.
“In winter conditions the roads are slippery, and visibility is reduced, therefore we appeal that speed is adjusted to the road conditions and hold greater distance between vehicles. During winter, in conditions of great snowfalls, avoid trips if not necessary, and if, regardless of the bad weather conditions, you start a longer journey, check if you have in the car all the necessary winter equipment. Always drive fresh, avoid sudden braking and turning, especially be careful on bridges and uphill due to unexpected ice”, said Milosevic.
January 11, 2016 – The Road Traffic Safety Agency and the Child car seats office organized sharing of child car seats to single parents and parents with low income at city parliament of Novi Sad.
The president of the City Parliament of Novi Sad Zdravko Jelusic was also present at the event, and reminded of the announcement that the Parliament will always be open for all gatherings and events leading to improving the the quality of life in the city.
Assistant Director and Head of Vehicles Department Zoran Alimpic, distributed ten car seats and stated that the Agency organize this action with the aim of increasing safety of children in traffic, which is recognized as a strategic goal of the Strategy for road traffic safety of the Republic of Serbia. Namely, the Strategy defines a goal that by the year 2020 there are no child fatalities in traffic in the territory of the Republic of Serbia. Among all, it can be reached by transporting all passengers correctly, with use of appropriate protection systems.
In cooperation with the Radio Belgrade 202, and within the event “Open heart street” in Belgrade, the Road Traffic Safety Agency, shared five child car seats.
Namely, the topic of the show ”Klincijada” airing on Sundays at the Radio Belgrade 202 in December was safe participation of children in traffic, so the asked questions were from the field of this area, and the prizes for correct answers were child car seats.
The Road Traffic Safety Agency was invited by the Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering in Belgrade and professor PhD Krsto Lipovac, the Road Traffic Safety Agency organized a guest lecture for 30 third-year students. The first lecture was held by the assistant Director of the Agency, Head of Drivers Department Slobodan Karlicic and on that occasion presented the work processes completed at the Agency.
Assistant Director and Head of Vehicles Department Zoran Alimpic, gave a lecture about active and passive vehicle safety, while Dejan Tomasevic lectured about approval of vehicles in the Republic of Serbia.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most significant factors that contribute to road accident occurrence. According to the the data of the Road Traffic Safety Agency, number of road accidents where one of the causes was defined as “drunkenness” in the year 2015 was 2506, so it is necessary to influence the change of attitudes, knowledge and behavior of road users about the damage driving under the influence of alcohol causes. Having that as a goal, the Road Traffic Safety Agency has initiated a new main campaign “Never…” including the campaign “Never drink and drive”.
On December 20th and 22nd, at elementary school “Emilija Ostojic” in Pozega, the seventh in a row accredited program of professional improvement was held for the employed in education, called “Safe places for children to play“.
After this two-day program, the attendees acquire the necessary 16 points for renewing their license for working in education system.
The head of the police station Pozega Jovica Lazarevic attended both days of program, in which 30 teachers from elementary schools and preschooles participated.
Project “Research on road safety performance indicators for the year 2016” has been completed. Monitoring of all previously researched indicators has been continued, and monitoring of new indicators related to pedestrian behavior in traffic.
In 2016 values of the following indicators were determined:
· Seat belt use
· Child car seat use
· Protection helmets use
· Use of mobile phones while driving
· Driving under the influence of alcohol
· Pedestrian behavior in traffic