WORD Olsztyn (Regional Road Traffic Centre) was established in 1998 and in 2003 the regional board upgraded the status of the organisation to Regional Road Safety Centre - the first and only such a centre in Poland. The centre is responsible for initiating, coordinating and financing the comprehensive regional road safety programme “Warmia-Mazury GAMBIT” and its activities. This programme supports national road safety objectives as well as European road safety policy.
The region of Warmia Mazury is Poland’s leader in regional road safety action. Between 2004-2009 the region has reduced its road death number by more than 44% and accident severity by 38%. Since 2004 the region has been running its Road Safety Programme - the “Warmia Mazury GAMBIT”. Its strategic goal is to reduce road deaths by 50% until 2013. When the programme was launched the number of road deaths per 100 accidents was 15.8 compared to 9.8 in 2009.
In the SOL Project WORD Olsztyn will focus on strengthening the existing road safety management structures, especially in three main areas: speed management, alcohol impairment in road traffic and child prevention from road crashes. We would like to increase the involvement of promotion campaigns in road safety activities in the region as well as strengthen relationships with the main stakeholders in the process of road safety development in Warmia-Mazury.
The tenth edition of the SOL eMagazine is now available. This issue provides you with information about the Final Conference that will take place on the 27th of May 2013 in Brussels, last statistics on road safety data published 2012 by the European Commission and on a research on people who drive for work and their accidents risk.
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