The Czech Beer and Malt Association (CBMA) takes an active role in promoting a responsible approach to alcohol consumption. One of its self-regulation activities is the project „When I Drive I Drink NA Beer“, which was launched in 2011 and aims to encourage responsible behavior among drivers. The project’s objective is to both minimize the occurrence of alcohol behind the wheel, which is a major cause of serious road accidents, and to increase awareness of non-alcoholic beer as a safe alternative, in terms of law enforcement and driver safety.
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.
En Aesleme (Asociación para el estudio de la lesión medular espinal) nos dedicamos a la prevención de aquellos accidentes que provocan lesiones medulares y cerebrales, así como a la sensibilización social, no sólo para disminuir la cifra de fallecidos y heridos, sino también para transmitir, a la población, los problemas –sociales, psicológicos y físicos- a los que se enfrentan las personas discapacitadas después de un accidente. Por ello, damos apoyo psicológico y jurídico gratuito e intervenimos en los proyectos de integración social (empleo, accesibilidad universal, etc.)
Only in Belgium nearly 50 accidents are registrated caused by the blind spot. Victims are mostly the vulnerable road users such as pedestrians,cyclists and bikers. The classic blind spot located at the right side of a truck plays an important role upon analysing those accidents. It should be said, that regrettably ,yearly 5 till 10 perons, amoungst them children and youngsters die, being involved in such accidents. In our neigbouring countries, this situation is very similar and proportional, the figures are corresponding in many ways.