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The “Be Safe, Careful and Healthy” campaign ends with around 2,000 participants in ten events

2022-07-22

The preventive traffic safety campaign “Be Safe, Careful and Healthy”, organised by the Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) together with its main partners – representatives of public health offices, firefighters and police officers, attracted around 2,000 participants. The campaign was designed to raise awareness of the importance of road safety, to encourage all road users to behave responsibly on the roads and streets, to wear seat belts, to be attentive and to respect each other on the road. The campaign took place between 12 May and 8 July this year. A total of 10 campaign events were organised, one in each county. The choice of venues was made with the aim of reaching out to community members living away from Lithuania’s major city centres, who have fewer opportunities to take part in actions of this kind.

“The name of the campaign already encodes our and our partners’ message to all road users – let’s be safe, careful and healthy. It was great to see so many people attending the campaign. After all, everyone who came to the campaign learned something new or remembered something they had forgotten. It is not only important to behave safely in traffic, but also to know how to give first aid in the event of an accident and how to help others in a timely and appropriate manner. This campaign is a reminder of safety and the importance of being prepared to help yourself and others. We thank our partners and wish all road users to be safe and healthy”, said Remigijus Lipkevičius, the Head of the Road Administration.

At activity stations established by the Road Administration and the campaign partners, visitors tested seat belt simulators and rollover devices to assess the effectiveness of seat belts and understand their importance. Participants were reminded how to wear reflectors correctly. Representatives of the Public Health Bureau reminded people how to give first aid in the event of an accident, and firefighters demonstrated their equipment, which is used to rescue people involved in traffic accidents.

The events focused on what a technically good bicycle should look like and what traffic rules cyclists and electric scooter riders should follow. Please note that the same rules apply to the latter as to cyclists. During the campaign, participants demonstrated their knowledge of road safety not only by filling in questionnaires, but also by solving crossword puzzles and answering the organisers’ questions.

The campaign also involved cooperation with ambulance teams, communities, elderships and cultural centres. Youth and other non-governmental organisations also joined the campaign.