If you work together with external partners, list the most important partners and briefly describe their role.
Czech Insurers' Bureau - cofinances the projects. A partner member of the VISION 0 platform.
Czech Association of Driving Schools - manages and implements the Start Driving courses and participates in the Hazard Perception project. A partner member of the VISION 0 platform.
Association Center for Improvement Driving - provides provides technical background for courses. A partner member of the VISION 0 platform.
Autoklub of the Czech Republic - participates in both projects and is the the Hazard Perception project owner. A member of the VISION 0 platform.
Ministry of Transport - implements the interactive animations and questions in the final tests and in the eduaction platform for the applicants for the driving licence. A partner member of the VISION 0 platform.
Police of the Czech Republic - participates in both projects. A partner member of the VISION 0 platform.
Please describe the project activities you carried/are carrying out and the time period over which these were implemented.
As the VISION 0 platform of 22 partners (www.platformavize0.cz), we are entering this competition with a program for young and beginning drivers consisting of two projects this year. They focus on education, training and hazard perception of young drivers.
Our main project focused on young drivers under 24 years of age, their parents and driving school instructors - a 3 years project START DRIVING - is an educational program, which offers self-improving driving courses on 8 polygons (safe driving centres) throughout the Czech Republic.
The courses are financed by the Czech Insurers' Bureau and therefore they are free for young drivers (as well for their parents and driving school instructors).
The objectives of the project are: supplementing and deepening knowledge and responsibility with the help of traffic psychological seminars and workshops with the Traffic Police of the Czech Republic and increasing driving skills in driving in the form of teaching in safe driving centers and evaluation rides in road traffic.
Orientation program of the Start Driving course:
1) Morning block
- lecture and introduction by the Police of the Czech Republic
- traffic psychological workshop of an accredited traffic psychologist
- road safety team workshop
- presentation of assistance systems
- practical evaluation drives in road traffic
2) Afternoon block
- safe driving theory and crisis management
- practical crisis management such as: - emergency braking at different speeds until complete stop, - cornering / understeer / overrun, - braking on different surfaces (wet, slippery, dry), - safe evasive maneuver.
As already mentioned, the project also targets parents of young drivers secondarily, as they are most often the ones who have a decisive role in the training of young drivers. Therefore, parents have the opportunity to complete the course with their child free of charge. This will help parents to be good mentors to their children.
The second no less important project that complements our program focused on young drivers is the Hazard Perception project (see the link "noveotazky"). As part of this project, we are developing interactive videos and questions that are implemented or planned to be implemented by the Ministry of Transport in the final test tests for applicants for a driving license (ie mostly young drivers). The aim of these questions and videos, which are also part of the Ministry of Transport's education portal, is to teach young drivers to better perceive and identify risks in traffic. As part of the project, we have also developed an interactive game that helps novice motorcyclists identify risks in traffic (see the links above "etesty").
The VISION 0 platform was established in 2018 by the Foundation of Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group and today it consists of 22 partners: https://platformavize0.cz/en/about-us/.