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Road Safety Awareness and Education Campaign “Make our Roads Safe” Started

25 April 2016

Today, the presentation of project “Road Safety Awareness and Education Campaign - Make our Roads Safe E60” was held in “Tbilisi Rooms Hotel”.

The project represents one of the components in a strategy of harmonization of the international transit corridor through Georgia – E 60 highway with the European standards. Its goal is to achieve high road safety standards with engagement of road users. In particular: reduce the number of road accidents on Tbilisi-Poti section of E-60 highway; reduce the excessive speed, wrong maneuver, careless, fatigued and drunk driving incidents; achieve the safe movement for pedestrians living along the highway; and provide the safe traffic where highway is crossing residential areas and bus stops.

Within the frameworks of this project: approximately 700 drivers (transit drivers, intercity transport drivers) and 1300 schoolchildren from the schools located in residential areas along the highway shall be involved in information meetings and trainings about road safety risk factors; information materials shall be distributed among 40 000 people (drivers, passengers); periodically, the relevant information through central and regional televisions shall be provided to the wider society.

“Road Safety Awareness and Education Campaign - Make our Roads Safe E 60” is being implemented by the organization selected through tender – fund “Partnership for Road Safety”, according to order by the Roads Department of Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.

The presentation of project was attended by Nodar Javakhishvili, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia; George Seturidze, Chairman of the Roads Department of Georgia, representatives of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, the World Bank and non-governmental organizations.