Grade 4 Advanced German Group at H.I.S. is planning an initiative to promote the importance of making yourself visible in traffic. After they researched about the main factors of accidents in Heidelberg 2014 they found out that most of the accidents with bikes and pedestrians involved had to do with the fact that car and bus drivers couldn't see them early enough to prevent an accident. Students then researched about ways to make yourself visible and how to help young children understand that. Now they are working on different ways to promote this.
Campaign “Safety Check” for young drivers DEKRA provides at least 2,000 free safety checks each year for vehicles of young drivers (18 to 24 years old). This service will be made available via at least 50 local DEKRA subsidiaries throughout Germany. Under the patronage of the German minister of transport participants had the opportunity to win a meet and greet with Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg, partner of the campaign.
Apart from health hazards, alcohol and drug consumption of youths and young adults represents a big problem - especially in road traffic. The number of accidents of young male and female novice drivers is – according to accident statistics of all European countries – above the average, although the number of road traffic accidents is decreasing annually. E.g. in Germany, the age group of 18 to 24 years causes about 25% of the accidents under the influence of alcoho and around 32% of the accidents under the influence of drugs, although they represent only 8% of the population.