From May to September, the annual bicycle project "Cycling only with a helmet on" will be run again. The project, which is organized in cooperation with the charity Securely on the Road and with the Mountain Service of the Czech Republic and with other partners, aims to reduce the accident rate and, in particular, the consequences of bicycle accidents caused by non-observance of safety principles while cycling. The focus of the campaign is primarily on the use of protective safety helmets.
Not only the visitors to the mountain regions of the Czech Republic, but also road cyclists during this year‘s cycling season, will meet patrols drawing attention to the suitability and usefulness of the use of safety features while riding a bicycle.
Organized by: ORGANIZACE BEZPEČNĚ NA SILNICICH o.p.s
THE PATRON OF THE YEAR 2014 is JIŘÍ JEŽEK, a Paralympic winner and world champion in cycling.
Prevention project – "A ZEBRA CROSSING DOES NOT SEE FOR YOU!"
The project has been run annually since 2007 by the Police Praesidium of the Czech Republic, at the beginning of the school year and in the second half of the year. The duration of the event is one week and it takes place throughout the Czech Republic. It is aimed at pedestrians and other road users.
The aim of the project is to preventively educate road users, especially on:
- adoption of and adherence to safe road crossing rules,
- exploding the myths about pedestrians' right of way at pedestrian crossings
In collaboration with the charity NADACE PARTNERTSVÍ
NA ZELENOU http://www.nazelenou.cz
A project supporting a safe journey to school. Under the guidance of their teachers and active parents, children are able to map dangerous places on their way to school. On the basis of this map, the traffic planner will prepare a traffic study with proposals for definite measures.
At the end of the project, the children will hand over the results to the representatives of their municipality, who will use them as one of the bases for implementing the proposed measures.
CHCEME BÝT VIDĚT http://www.chcemebytvidet.cz
The project supports the use of reflective elements in everyday life. The participants have the task of photographing themselves, their friends, or family members with reflective elements so as to be visible. The announcement of the competition is in December and the ceremonial announcement of the winners in March of the following year.
Collaboration with BESIP, MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
National Road Safety Strategy for 2011-2020: reduce the number of road deaths by 2020 to the EU average and reduce the number of severely injured people by 40% compared to 2009. The guarantor of the implementation and the executive body of this strategy is BESIP.
BE SEEN, SURVIVE
An improvement of the protection of the lives of children in road traffic is one of the transport policy priorities of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic. Traffic education is focused on the transfer of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to children. High-quality traffic education plays an important role in building values for children and young people, fundamentally influencing the attitudes of all future road users.
In collaboration with the charity NADACE BESIP
Objectives of the Foundation:
- reducing mortality caused by traffic on the road
- increasing the protection of the most vulnerable road users
- social and traffic education aimed at teenagers
- educational, social, and preventive actions to reduce alcohol-related, drug-related, and substance-related accidents
- traffic load reduction, especially in municipalities
Cooperation with the traffic services center CENTRUM SLUŽEB PRO SILNIČNÍ DOPRAVU
- through the regional coordinators, it provides traffic education according to the "MD Methodological Plan" at children's playgrounds throughout the Czech Republic
- organization of seminars for traffic education teachers
- assistance in the provision of traffic education in elementary schools
- cooperation with the Ministry of Transport (MD) in the project "Traffic competition for young cyclists – DSMC" ( follow-up study and continuation of traffic education).
The main focus of Bezpečně na silnicích is the provision of services related to the planning, implementation, and development of projects focused on road safety, including information services on the possibilities of obtaining funds, consultancy in the preparation of projects and applications for subsidies, and in the implementation of the projects. The pillar of the company is the "Road Safety Team", which teaches traffic safety in schools and kindergartens and makes presentations to the public.
European charter: NO MORE VICTIMS ON THE ROADS
"No more victims on the roads"
The European Road Safety Charter, run by the European Commission, is the largest civil society platform for road safety in Europe. More than 2300 public and private entities have committed themselves to the project.
The initiative is made up of a diverse community of members. It consists of companies, associations, local authorities, research institutions, universities, and schools.
One of the specific objectives of the Charter is to encourage and support European associations, schools, universities, businesses of all types and sizes, and local authorities in implementing road safety measures in Europe.