XIU: Seeing and being seen is of vital importance !

Initiative details

XIU: Seeing and being seen is of vital importance !

Organisation details


Contact name

Isabelle Vercruysse

Telephone number


Project activities

If you work together with external partners, list the most important partners and briefly describe their role.

• The Roads and Traffic Agency (Vlaamse Overheid-Mobiliteit en Openbare werken) and the Office of the Flemisch Minister of Mobility (Lydia Peeters);
• Kijk Uit - is a Flemish television programme about traffic safety. The programme has been broadcast on Eén of the VRT since 1977 and is made in cooperation with the Belgian Federal Police, the Flemish Traffic Safety Foundation (VSV), the Brussels Capital Region and the Flemish Region;
• Frank Deboosere, weatherman of the Flemish television (VRT): he is ambassador of XIU;
• The collaboration with VSV: Flemish traffic engineering foundation (Vlaamse Stichting Verkeerskunde);
• VIAS that, together with citizens, companies, universities and governments, contribute to optimizing mobility;


Please briefly explain why your initiative is a good example of improving road safety.

Every year, the secondary XIU schools are the ones asking to take part in the actions. They register for the competition, take part in workshops, use the available game material live or online developed by XIU over the years.
By taking part in the different actions, they make the teenagers aware of the visibility on the bicycle. More and more, we see that young people become more visible on the bicycle by using visibility material such as fluorescent jackets, retroreflective material and spoke reflectors.