The meeting on Traffic Safety in the Parliament

Published in Politics
Monday, 03 April 2017 17:10

The Parliamentary Majority and Embassy of Lithuania to Georgia organized the meeting on „Traffic Safety Reform – Lithuanian success”. According to the Majority Leader, Archil Talakvadze, experience of Lithuania is important as the Parliament keeps consideration of the draft on Traffic Safety. “The Parliament supported the draft with the I reading, aiming at protection of life and health and increase of safety standards towards all actors of the traffic – drivers, passengers and pedestrians”.
He echoed the international championship of truck rally held in Rustavi on April 2. “The championship opened in Georgia will be held in 9 more countries. Yesterday, the strongest and most successful pilots of the world fought for victory on Rustavi track. The main message of this competition was traffic safety. The event was aired by more than 82 media companies and was watched by more than million people. Georgia has demonstrated itself in new angle in world motor sport sphere”.
According to the Lithuanian AmbassadorGiedrius Puodžiūnas, traffic is the most safe in Sweden and most fatal in Romania and Bulgaria. Results in Lithuania entailed reduction of accidents with 22%. We take particular attention to relations between our countries and try to share our practical experience to be valuable for Georgia in this term”, - he stated.
The Head of Study and Analysis Board, Shalva Khabuliani spoke about the legislative changes initiated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The changes contain three components: rational responsibility system; effective enforcement; increase of role of technologies. In view of increase preventive component, MIA establishes the 100-point system on driver’s license and each offence will result in deprivation of points. In case of reduction of points to zero during the calendar year, the license shall be deprived and the driver shall re-pass exams no earlier than 2 months after deprivation. It shall apply to Georgian and international licenses to prevent inequality. Penalties for excessive speed will be established according to the gradational system. Contactless patrol police will be granted authority to use speed meters installed on the vehicles without identification signs. 
The Head of Traffic Safety Board at Road Administration of Lithuanian Transport and Communication Ministry spoke about Lithuanian example of traffic safety reform, envisaging change of approaches, improvement of road engineering and infrastructure and comprising sundry stages. “Traffic accident is not a fate. 90% of accidents are entailed with negligence. Change of public awareness cannot be rapidly reached so you can change milieu and improve road engineering and infrastructure”.

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