Recent research has shown issues of speeding, drink driving, use of mobile phones, crossing double lines and not keeping to an appropriate stopping distance as key failings of drivers in Georgia.
EASST partner, Partnership for Road Safety has therefore designed and delivered over 40 road safety training sessions aimed at public transport drivers, and drivers and managers of international transit trucks.
During the training, drivers were invited to try-on a pair of drunk-imitation glasses, a traffic safety accessory which makes the wearer see as if they were drunk, for drivers to compare the difference and better understand the serious danger drink driving can pose. At the same time, drivers were given the opportunity to raise issues and concerns with Patrol Police Officers and representatives of the Roads Department, which will feed in to developing new policies around the road transport sector in Georgia.
The training sessions were split between the Land Transport Agency, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, as well as various auto stations in Tbilisi and the regions.