Project “Parents-Drivers” activities in Kharkiv and Donetsk oblast
Between the 11th and 20th of November 2013, the Road Safety Support Foundation Ukraine carried out the road safety trainings for parents of preschool children at the kindergartens of 8 cities of Kharkiv and Donetsk oblast. The trainings are part of the project “Parents-Drivers” supported by State Road Police Department of Ukraine and Shell Ukraine. The project is aimed at raising awareness and knowledge among young parents on how to ensure their children’s safety while driving in the car.
At the trainings the parents were reminded of their responsibility to make sure kids travel safely, by driving defensively, to minimize the risk of having an accident, and by ensuring that children are correctly strapped in. A lot of attention is paid to the physiological and psychological differences in children and adults behavior as road users and necessity of using reflective materials in the dark.
Reflective bracelets, flickers, school-bags and leaflets were produced as a part of the project and were distributed by the team among children.
The project got very positive feedback from all the participants and received much positive media attention viewable here: