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Final mission of a major project “Safe Villages Ukraine”

On 16th February 2014 the final mission of a major project “Safe Villages Ukraine” supported by the EBRD, EASST and State Road Police Department of Ukraine was carried out by the Road Safety Support Foundation Ukraine.The project is aimed at improving road safety situation along the M06 road Kyiv-Chop and was launched last year: http://www.easst.co.uk/news/news/405

The Project team visited village of Bolyarka near Zhytomyr where a meeting with local community took place.

Oksana Romanukha, Project Coordinator, conducted a road safety workshop on the topic of visibility, demonstrating the importance, variety and best use of high visibility elements for children, adults and farmers. Later the reflective and educational materials were disseminated among children, farmers and teachers.

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The Project team explored the high visibility market and succeeded in finding a UK producer of horse hi-vis neckbands, which along with hi-vis wraps for horse legs and a vest for its owner will keep them visible, thus safer, on the road.

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“Very often our own safety and safety of our children is in our hands. Children always watch what the adults do that is why is greatly important for parents and teachers to set a good and safe example” , said Yegor Kalashnikov, Chairman of Road Safety Support Foundation during the meeting with Bolyarka community.

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