On 16th July 2013, dressed in reflective vests, representatives of EASST’s Moldovan partner the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) together with Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator, and Wicher Slagter, Head of Political and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Moldova, accompanied by representatives of the Emergency Service, National Patrol Inspectorate and Ministry of Health, distributed first aid brochures to drivers at the crossroads of Dacia and Decebal boulevards, where most road traffic crashes occur in Chisinau.

Developed within the framework of the project “Development of Casualty Reduction Partnerships in Chisinau and Tiraspol”, implemented by the Automobile Club of Moldova, Automobile Club of Transnistria and Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport with financial assistance from the EU-UNDP Programme “Support to Confidence Building Measures”, the brochure “Be Informed, Be Safe!” explains in very simple language how to provide first aid during road traffic collisions.

Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator, distributes the leaflets

“By today’s action, we would like to draw people’s attention to the need to know and apply first aid rules in case of car accidents, which can save lives” said Wicher Slagter, Head of Political and Economic Section of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova. “In the framework of a complex programme to support confidence building measures between people on both sides of the Nistru River, the European Union has contributed to the establishment of sustainable partnerships among key actors responsible for road safety in Chisinau and Tiraspol. Today’s event is a proof of this fact”.

Wicher Slagter, Head of Political and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Moldova, and Tatiana Mihailova of the ACM

The drivers who received the leaflet directly from the officials said they lacked this information and that despite having a medical kit in the car, they would not be able to provide medical aid to victims of car accidents.  “I think that the medical kit should include a leaflet like this one. This is very useful; I have realized it only now”, said Alexandru, one of the drivers who received the leaflet.

The “Be Informed, Be Safe!” brochures were published in Romanian and Russian languages and will be distributed free of charge to drivers through technical testing centers on both sides of the Nistru River.  The first batch of leaflets was donated today to a centre in Chisinau.

Similar awareness events on first aid will be carried out by the Automobile Club of Transnistria in Tiraspol.

Learn more:









http://saferoads.md/information/DTP-en.pdf – Initial report on statistical data and public attitudes in Chisinau and Tiraspol

This project is implemented with the assistance of the Programme “Support to Confidence Building Measures” funded by the European Union, co-funded and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to confidence building between both banks of the Nistru River by involving local authorities, civil society organisations, business community and other stakeholders, as well as through ensuring economic and social development of local communities.