Safety in Road Traffic
Poland has one of the worst records on road safety in Europe. The project will support the responsible national and local authorities to address this issue with a mix of training and formation, consulting, campaigns and equipment.
Thema / Schwerpunktbereich
Sicherheit, Stabilität und Unterstützung der Reformen
Massnahmen zur Sicherung der Grenzen
National and local police officers, local government and NGO representatives, young and elderly drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians.
Local focus on 6 powiats in 2 voivodships with the worst record.
Poland has one of the worst records in Europe on road safety with 109 road deaths per milion inhabitants. After the end of communism and the adhesion to the EU road traffic increased dramatically, meeting both the traffic police as well as the road users completely unprepared. Modern style physical measures to reduce the risk of accidents are widely unknown, the equipment as well as the relevant knowledge of the traffic police is outdated and most road users are not used to deal confidently with the dangers of modern traffic circulation.
Recent polls show that awareness of this problem is gradually raising among the population. Equally the National Police and local governments are showing increased interest in road safety.
Overall goal: Improvement of road safety in Poland among the most vulnerable users such as motorcyclist, the elderly and pedestrians.
Objectives: (i): Key actors such as police officers and (mostly local) government officials are able to apply modern forms of surveillance and take an active role in prevention; (ii): Road safety is improved in selected "high risk" areas through physical measures; (iii):Awareness of road users is increased with focus on risk averse behaviour.
The project will start with 4 study visits to Switzerland for representatives of the national and local police, local government as well as selected specialists followed by 13 training workshops in Poland for approx. 600 people. This process will be accompanied by 4 study visits to Poland of Swiss experts to follow-up in order to deepen the acquired and transfered knowhow.
Besides, six pyhsical investments (pilot measures) to improve road safety are planned as well as nationwide social campaigns aiming at specific audiences to raise their awareness.
The expected results are:
Weiterführende Informationen und Dokumente
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