GIS Association of Serbia and Youth Center in Bor mark World Day of Remembrance for Victims in Traffic Accidents
On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Traffic Accidents, a lecture entitled "Safety of Young Persons in Traffic in the City of Bor" was held at the Youth Center in Bor.
The various causes of traffic accidents and the ways and precautions for preventing high school students from Bor were discussed by Srecko Zdravkovic, a member of the City Council, Igor Velić, a master traffic engineer and Ivica Milojevic of the GIS Association of Serbia.
The attendees were presented with the results of the project "Safe Paths and Pathways of Movement for Primary and Secondary School Students in Bor" implemented by the GIS Serbia Association with the support of the United Nations, the World Bank and the United Kingdom Good Governance Fund. On the website bor.sigurnestaze.com, there is an interactive map of the city with outlined safe pedestrian lanes, as well as critical points and places of traffic accidents.
"At the world level, 1.5 million people are killed annually in traffic. In the last 35 years, 40,000 people have lost their lives in Serbia, a town the size of Bor or Zajecar. On average, 100 accidents happen in Serbia on average, two people lose their lives and 50 are seriously or easily injured. What is worrying is that people between the ages of 15 and 30 are the most risky category in traffic. Every year, 30% of traffic fatalities are under 25 years of age. According to the World Health Organization, traffic accidents are the first cause of death in the population up to 30 years of age. Because of all this, there is much more to address and raise it to a greater level. ", says Igor Velić, a master traffic engineer. On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Traffic Accidents, a youth lecture entitled "Safety of Young Persons in Traffic in the City of Bor" was organized at the Youth Center. Within the project, the Safe Paths and Pathways of Elementary and Secondary School Students in the City of Bor was presented.
"This activity today is a continuation of the campaign we are doing with GIS. It is a unique project that has been done in the area of traffic regulation in the school zone. We have mapped each accident that occurred in Bor from 2015 to 2019, where it occurred, what is the cause. There are five critical areas in Bor and this has just been shown. This year, the United Nations has put this project in the top five in terms of traffic and open data, because of the methods and tools we have used. The project is tied to Bor, citizens can download it for free at sigurnestaze.com", Velić emphasized and added:
"In the lecture we also analyzed some typical accident cases. The first cause of accidents is speed, in 50% of cases. Also, a mobile phone is a leading cause of traffic accidents".
Ivica Milojević from the GIS Association from Serbia also spoke at a lecture on the safety of young persons in traffic on the territory of Bor. The project "Safe paths and trajectories of movement for elementary and high school students in Bor" can be downloaded at this link.