European Road Safety Charter
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Good practice submission

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Good practice submission

Initiative details

Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Statistically, children and young people aged up to 25 years are victims of traffic accidents in more than 30% cases and thus a most vulnerable group in population that needs to be addressed for further efforts and their protection. Project approaches two groups of road users, which according to the criteria of "youth" belong to the risk group: students of final year of high school and applicants for drivers.

Organisation details

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
National transport policy is based on the principle of shared responsibility (driver, vehicle, road), or partnership among traffic participants: vehicle manufacturers, institutions and organizations responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads. The latest research about belted habits in Croatia indicate on the different results in individual regions. For eg. in Zagreb are about 75% drivers and passenger seats usually belted. In other parts of country on front seat are only 30% of drivers and passengers belted. On the rear seats almost nobody is belted. The problem of safety belts on the rear seats is particularly pronounced. Some studies show that as much as 44% of fatally injured passengers who rode in the back seat could have survived in case that they used a seat belt. Additional important element is that back seat passengers in such situations often inflict serious injury to drivers and passengers.Croatian Automobile Club (HAK) wants to promote usage of seat belts proactively throughout Croatian territory and promote it to one of the most vulnerable groups - students in high schools aged 16-18 years who are or will soon become the drivers. For that reason, project titled: „KLIK-Kako Lako Izbjeći Katastrofu - How Easy (to) Avoid Catastrophe“is developed and will be implemented.
What are your objectives? 
In cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences and other public institutions HAK will promote seat belt usage among youth (16-18 years old) nationwide and motivate them to become seat-belt usage ambassadors and pr
HAK has plan to demonstrate real-life scenarios via crash simulator and roll-over simulator to the same target group.
Project is planned to last for one year with possibility to use devices in future HAK activities, depending on HAK budgeting.

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Sunday, 1 March, 2015 to Sunday, 15 March, 2015
Name of action 

At first we'll create a list of high schools all over the country which HAK-CAC team will visit. HAK will there conduct theoretical and practical presentations on seat-belt usage. Also, we'll co-ordinate with Ministry of Education which is state institution responsible for high-school curriculum, preparation of materials, making a promotional video, purchasing for the crash simulator and tablets that will be used to conduct exit survey.

Sunday, 15 March, 2015 to Monday, 15 June, 2015
Name of action 

Start a national tour where HAK-CAC experts will visit as many high schools as is possible in all parts of Croatia in order to conduct theoretical.

Friday, 15 May, 2015 to Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
Name of action 

Activities to encourage joint actions aimed at the safety of vulnerable groups in traffic with automobile clubs from middle of South-East Europe (SEE): Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia ...

Sunday, 20 September, 2015 to Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
Name of action 

Continuation of  national tour where HAK-CAC experts will visit as many high schools as is possible in all parts of Croatia in order to conduct theoretical. 


What has been the effect of the activities? 
- compare current situation with after project situation- research and compare the attitudes and behaviors of students involved in a project- survey and analysis of the effects on public opinion
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
HAK promote activities for secure vulnerable group in traffic - young people from 15 to 25 years • expand experience in professional meetings with Croatian organizations and institutions • promotion on Media Promotion Campaign (TV, radio, press)• transfer experience to friendly automobile clubs from the neighbourhood in South Eastern Europe and create a joint multinational program
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
External evaluation
Internal evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring
How many groups did you evaluate/have you evaluated? 
Number of interventions groups 
Number of control groups 
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
Input indicators which measure human and financial resources, physical facilities, equipment and supplies that enable implementation of a program.
Process indicators which carried out is all how has been planned and how well program activities are being carried out
Output indicators which needs report about the results of program efforts (inputs and processes/activities) at the program level.
The long-term measuring, cumulative effects of programs over time on the larger social system or on a population’s health and well-being
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Surveys of public opinion before and after conduction of project which will spend HAK and Faculty of traffic science. We'll use methods of interviews of focus groups: students taking the theoretical exam about knowledge of first aid and knowledge of traf