As the summer passed away, Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration has ended their social campaign which encouraged young pupils to share their drawings on how they imagine a safety reflector which could save their lives in roads. With a beginning of a new academic year, winners of the contest have been awarded and reflectors based on their drawings are now being presented and will soon be available for more than 15 000 road users.
The aim of the IMPACT (Involvement and Motivation for Participation of Active young Citizens to stand for Traffic safety) project is to boost international efforts to save young lives on the road by exchanging information and sharing good practices, providing a platform for long-term targeted impact through a list of exceptional players in the road safety and accident prevention field from Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Traffic accident victims, with spinal injury, share their stories in non-formal preventive workshops "I still drive - but I cannot walk" with young people in order to influence their perception on road safety. Young people learn about road safety and the importance of following road safety rules from a different angle – the personal experiences of a person injured heavily in a road accident.