European Road Safety Charter

The Youth Board of Cyprus

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What are you doing/aiming to do for road safety? 

Since the Youth Board of Cyprus addresses the total of young people living in Cyprus, it plans to:
1) We will send by post to 26.000 Euro

charter your road saftey problem(s) 

Cyprus is faced with a variety of road safety issues, many of them relating to young people. The greatest problem is undoubtedly young people's driving under the influence of alcohol. Moreover, they are inclined to fast driving since it exites and thrills them and at the same time it is a way to gain a high social status. A great percentage of young people also drives without having a driving license, endangering in this way not only themselves but also the safety of others.

Your knowledge 

Due to the above mentioned issues a great number of young people lose their life every year on the roads. First and foremost, the official school curriculum should incorporate a subject focusing on road safety and correct driving behaviour. Secondly, since the majority of car accidents are caused by male drivers, they should be trained on road safety issues during their compulsory military service. This training can be realized by external experts who will visit schools and army camps.