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 probability of a motorcyclist dying in a road accident is 24 times higher than when driving a car. Since 1993, 2,184 motorcyclists have died on Czech roads. In the European Union, 1.5 to- 2 % of the overall kilometres is ridden/driven by motorcyclists. Their share of the total number of road accident deaths however, is 15 %. For motorcyclists Czech roads are among the most dangerous in the EU. “Učme se přežít” (Let´s learn to survive) - the main goal of this project is to contribute to the reduction of the number of serious road accidents of motorcyclists
What are your objectives? 
Reduction of the number of serious road accidents of motorcyclists
Improve riding skills and raise awareness about risks and commands respect towards riding a motorcycle

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Monday, 11 January, 2016 to Sunday, 31 December, 2017
Name of action 

Min.: 35 all-day safe riding courses, each course for 40 to 60 motorcyclists. Each day includes a practical part (braking practice, incline braking practice, evasive manoeuvre, etc.) and a theoretical part (seminar on frequent road accident types - Police of the Czech Republic, traffic psychology, first aid - Czech Red Cross). 20 safe riding courses have taken place in 2016.Regular press releases, presentation of the topic on social media.Filming of video reports. In 2017, 2 video reports from the courses were filmed. 2 promotional videos and 1 very successful video describing a frequent road accident location in the Czech Republic - Blansko - Šebrov, were also filmed.Implementation of special training courses for driving school teachers and instructors, including a seminar on the topic of teaching motorcycling beginners


What has been the effect of the activities? 
The project is being consistently evaluated by the public research institution - Centrum dopravního výzkumu v.v.i. (Centre for traffic research). In 2016 this research institution delivered a basic evaluation of the project and an evaluation of the training course participants´ satisfaction. “The participants rated the training course based on several indicators and the result is unequivocal, meaning positive. 379 participants would further recommend the training course, which is 99 % of those, who have answered this question. In 335 cases (89 % of the 378 valid replies) the expectation of the participants were met. By far the most used grade (in the school grading sense), when grading the instructors, was “1” (83 % of the valid replies, which is 313 participants out of 375).”
How many people did you reach/have you reached?