June 30, 2016 - Protocol of cooperation between the Road Traffic Safety Agency and the Union of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics of Serbia was signed today, making the current cooperation offical and taking it to a higher level.
The Union of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics of Serbia is a network oraganization founded in 1991 gathering 28 societies of persons with damaged spinal cord in the territory of Serbia.
The RTSA and the Union have already been coopereating in the project “Peer Education” where the representatives of the Union and the Agency hold lectures to young people about the importance of road safety. By showing life tragedies “Peer Education” should influence mind of peers in order to change the way they understand traffic and introduce possible risks. The goal of the joint activity is work on prevention in order to avoid road accidents.
June 30, 2016 – Yesterday, at Belgrade’s City Parliament a press conference was held about strategic partnership between the Road Traffic Safety Agency, Heineken Serbia and EXIT foundation, united with a goal of improving safety of visitors of the biggest festival in Serbia, EXIT, in order to enjoy and come home safely. The action was supported by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
The aim of the partnership and this socially responsible action is raising young people’s awareness about road safety through the action “Who’s driving home?”.
The Acting Director of the Road Traffic Safety Agency Jasmina Milosevic spoke about the importance of road safety and that more and more companies recognize the importance of activities conducted by the Road Traffic Safety Agency, that they are always ready for cooperation in activities of this kind and that the primary goal is to increase safety of people in traffic to the highest possible level.
At the Media Center in Belgrade, a press conference was organized by the Road Traffic Safety Agency about the current road safety state in the Republic of Serbia, report about the work since January 28 to June and preventive activities planned for the next period.
Having in mind the importance of road safety in the Republic of Serbia, the aim of the conference was informing the public about the key problems, pointing out the most important fields of work and target groups to which the Road Traffic Safety Agency has devoted itself.
The Acting Director of the Road Traffic Safety Agency Jasmina Milosevic spoke at the conference, and on that occasion she reported the results of the Agency’s work in the period between January and June 2016, presented the analysis of the road safety state in the Republic of Serbia, plan of activities scheduled for the following period as well as the activities completed so far.
The representatives of the Road Traffic Safety Agency, assistant director PhD Jovica Vasiljevic and Lidija Stanojevic, participated in a two-day Road Safety Performance (PIN) Conference and at the meeting of the experts PIN panel group dealing with road safety analysis in Europe.
Topics at the conference were trade of cars that meet the highest standards of Euro NCAP tests at the European market, as well as the way the application of regulations on road safety can contribute to safer roads. There were also words about the results in terms of number of fatalities and injured in road accidents in Europe.
ETSC (European Transport Safety Council) has awarded the state secretary and Minister of Transport and Communication of the Kingdom of Norway, Tom Cato Karlsenu, for improving the state of road safety. According to Mr. Karlsenu, good results were achieved thanks to the excellent cooperation and joint work of different governmental agencies covering the field of road safety. Szabolcs Schmidt representing the EU Commission and Olga Sehnalova, representing the EU Parliament, were also present at the conference.
On June 20, 2016, the representatives of the Road Traffic Safety Agency attended the First International Conference related to the project ESRA- (EUROPEAN SURVEY OF ROAD USERS’ SAFETY ATTITUDES THE ESRA-PROJECT), organized in Brussels where the results of the research in the project were presented.
The project gathered institutions from 17 European countries that collected national data concerning opinions, attitudes and behavior of road users. Each country provided a minimum 1000 examinees who gave answers to 32 questions, with more variables. The questions were formed so that the results could be comparable between the participants in the project.
You cannot buy traffic culture, it is learnt from the early age. Children are the most important and the most vulnerable road users, and with Pazljivko’s help, we want every single step on the way to school to be a safe and happy journey.
For that reason, the Road Traffic Safety Agency has yesterday organized two traffic-education lessons at the elementary school “Dimitrije Tucovic” and the Cajetina Culture Center, where over 300 children learnt the basic traffic rules. Pazljivko wished the children a happy end of school year and summer holiday.
On Friday, meeting was held between the Road Traffic Safety Agency and the Local Road Traffic Safety Council at the Pozarevac City Management.
The Acting Director of the Road Traffic Safety Agency Jasmina Milosevic and the representatives of the Agency have commended the existence of the Strategy for road traffic safety at the city level and pointed out at some safety habits of Pozarevac citizens. The indicators of traffic culture of road users in this area are quite unfavorable. Thus, the seat belt at from seats is used by less than 60% of people, child car seats exactly 60%, while every eighth person uses the seat belt at rear seats. President of the City Parliament Bojan Ilic, was present at the meeting.
The Road Traffic Safety Agency has participated in the activities of the project “Police in a local community” conducted by the police office in Vrbas. The target group were the motorcyclists as well as drivers of other motor vehicles that could jeopardize motorcycle and moped riders.
Milan Ilic, advisor to the director of the Road Traffic Safety Agency, held a public lecture about the importance of following the regulations and proper use of protective and approved equipment. He emphasized the importance of increased attention of other drivers of motor vehicles towards motorcycle and moped riders as vulnerable categories of road users, especially in summer months when their participation in traffic is increased. Ivan Bojovic, the representative of the Agency in charge of development of two-wheelers’ safety in road traffic, was also present at the meeting.
On June 7 and 8, at the pre-school institution “Nase dete” in Sabac, the fourth in a row two-day program of professional improvement called “Dangers in traffic” for employed in education was held. The goal of the seminar is training pre-school teachers for preparation and realization of activities about dangers in traffic.
The seminar was attended by 29 pre-school teachers from kindergartens in Sabac and nearby villages, and as a result of the seminars the teachers prepared and presented activities about safety of children in traffic, such as workshops for creating traffic objects, mini theatre shows for children about correct behavior in street and car, traffic quiz, parents meeting about the importance of parents behavior in traffic as a role model.
June 7, 2016 -The Agency has continued promoting road safety through different activities. At the city square in Kula the simulators of head on collision and vehicle rollover were set up today. The citizens have gathered in large number to try the effects of safety belts in an original way. Using the simulators, we want to point out to the citizens that with greater speed the crash is significantly bigger and they must pay attention to both their and other people’s safety.
At the Culture Center Kula, in cooperation with the Union of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics of Serbia the Agency organized a lecture for the young called “I still drive” aiming to have a positive influence on the high school students that are about to start driving. The Agency’s representative, Branko Stamatovic spoke to them about the seat belt use and about the risk of speeding and faced them with possible consequences of reckless behavior. Slavisa Savic from the Union tells the young his personal story from the perspective of a road accident victim and invites them to be aware of the dangers and follow the traffic rules. Representative of the Local Road Traffic Safety Council in Kula, Dejan Aleksic, addressed the young as well.