European Road Safety Charter
Good Practice

Good practice submission

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Good practice submission

Organisation details

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
The launch of the National Reflector Day was driven partly by the knowledge of how reflectors is of vital importance for road safety and how the Danes can be much better to use reflectors. The aim of the campaign thus is that more Danes will wear reflectors.
What are your objectives? 
- In Denmark, 36% use reflectors
- The use of a reflector will reduce the risk of being involved in an accident with up till 85%
- 23% of parents don’t provide their kids with reflectors – in 27% of the cases it is because the parents haven’t thought about it

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Saturday, 10 January, 2009
Name of action 

The National Reflector Day is a yearly tradition with the slogan “Illuminating Denmark”. The last Thursday before wintertime is dedicated to put focus on road safety and the use of reflectors with the following activities:Hand out of reflectors and reflective vests all over DenmarkThe Reflectors Run, a running event, where children and adults run, covered in different kind of reflectors.Training of Reflector Officers in kindergartens – A learning concept for kindergartens, which teaches kids about reflectors.   Campaign movies and ads in cinemas, trains, newspapersIn addition, in 2015 the partners introduced two new initiatives – a designer collaboration with a reflex-clothing line and a running kit for running clubs 


What has been the effect of the activities? 
The awareness of the campaign among the Danish population has increased from 10% in 2014 to 35% in 2015.
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
The National Reflector Day have created great interest among lifestyle media, financial media and news media with over 70 articles about the campaign. The media have covered the handout of reflectors, and the collaboration on the new reflector collection. Also media, which are a bit more unconventional for Codan, have covered the campaign. Among others Soundvenue (music magazine), Bitchslap Magazine (Contemporary Culture and Lifestyle magazine) and Euroman (Denmarks largest fashion magazine for men) have published articles about the new reflector line, and the reflector beanie is number one at preppybeast.coms October must have list. Not only printed media have been interested in the National Reflector Day. There have been several features in national and local broadcast.

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