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Lithuania demonstrates strong support programme for Project EDWARD
Published Fri, 14/09/2018 - 12:07
On September 17 the Lithuanian traffic police service will organize large-scale checks of drivers' sobriety and other violations.
Police officers will not only concentrate on punishing of the infringers. An exceptional campaign "Clean driver", promoting good and exemplary drivers, was recently launched in Lithuania. During the inspection officers who have determined that the driver has never violated the requirements of the Road Traffic Rules will issue a special sticker to him. Drivers who are participating in the campaign "Clean Driver" are becoming ambassadors for safe traffic. Project partners – company “Švaros Broliai” actively contributes to the promotion of disciplinary drivers.
The Police will carry out patrolling with unmarked police cars on September 18. Officials will record violations affecting traffic safety and careless, uncultured drivers. Cases of mobile phone usage will be detected and non-driving related activities will be monitored.
EDWARD Day will be held in Lithuania on September 19:
Together with project partners – Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration – the Police will encourage the drivers to sign the EDWARD day pledge and will present the EDWARD sticker of the ambassadors for safe traffic. Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration and the Police will inspect cargo trucks and passenger busses. Cargo truck drivers will be promoted to ensure the safe and ergonomic conditions of the drivers’ cabin and avoid the on side activities not related with driving. Bus drivers will be checked in regards to passenger carriage conditions, seat belt wearing and also for the safe conditions of the drivers’ cabin.
In parallel the campaign “Clean Driver” will be carried on as well.
During the EDWARD week Media will be invited to participate and help to disseminate the EDWARD project and TISPOL initiatives as well as promote safe behavior and awareness to road traffic participants and society.