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7 September 2010

Young people interested in road safety are at the heart of an 18-month project that aims to jump-start transport research into speed management.

The STARS project, as it's called, encourages students around Europe to run a local speed-management action to reduce speeding through infrastructure projects or communication projects (awareness campaigns, etc.). STARS is developed by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and, at this phase, is being implemented in Romania, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece and Spain.

In Romania, the project is being implemented  in partnership with

10 August 2010

The beginning of a new road safety campaign in the city of Lviv in western Ukraine coincided with the handover of five speed-detection radars from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Australia.

"On behalf of the Global Road Safety Partnership and the European Union project for the Integration of Ukraine into the Trans-European Transport Networks I am delighted to hand over this radar equipment to the Lviv city Police Department," said Anthony Pearce, Senior Project Adviser of the EU's TEN-T project in Ukraine, at a press conference held in Lviv on 4 August.

According to the Ukrainian Road

9 August 2010

You cannot miss it. The last thing you want to see on your way home from an after-work drink with your office mates. A Victoria  Police "Booze Bus", parked on the shoulder of a nondescript highway off-ramp with its flashing lights and customized floodlight illuminating a cold Melbourne night.  

Warning signs tell you to "prepare to stop", and beyond that you spot a row of traffic police brandishing breathalyzers, leaving no doubt that you are now entering a drink-driving enforcement checkpoint. You stop, roll down the window and are greeted by a smiling police officer:

"Good evening.

8 August 2010

In April this year, 40-year-old Balázs Tokár was elected president of GRSP/Hungary. A representative for Shell on the GRSP Hungary board since 2007, he has been involved in a number of joint projects within GRSP, including "Traffic playground" with a mini Shell station that is still operational in Budapest and used by local school classes. "Interestingly," he says, "when we were opening the playground back in 2008 - a troublesome political time for Hungary - representatives of all opposition parties from the local administration were present at the ceremony.

3 June 2010

More than 100 people from around the world came to Rio de Janeiro as part of activities surrounding GRSP’s annual general meeting in June. The venue was the Challenge Bibendum, the biggest international event in the automobile industry, of which GRSP was a leading road-safety participant.

The meeting marked the first time that mayors and representatives from 15 Brazilian cities came together to discuss their road safety programmes and the progress their cities have made since adopting GRSP's Proactive Partnership Strategy (PPS), a comprehensive road-safety programme that stresses cooperation

14 September 2009

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization recently featured a comprehensive seat-belt campaign developed by the Sakhalin Road Safety Partnership (SRSP) that has dramatically increased seat-belt use and yielded evidence of reduced traffic-related injury.

Entitled "Buckling up is 'cool' on Russian Island," the article describes how a fatal crash in 2004 led to creation of  SRSP, which later spearheaded a multi-faceted education and enforcement campaign that has increased seat-belt use on the island from 3 percent in 2005 to 80 percent in 2008.

The programme is being undertaken by SRSP in