EASST partner the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) together with “Foisor Fermecat” have produced a video to support the Third UN Global Road Safety Week on “children and road safety”. During 4-10th May 2015, all over the world events took place dedicated to the Third UN Global Road safety Week and the #SaveKidsLives campaign – aimed at highlight the problem of road fatalities among children and to prevent the road crashes around the world. Annually worldwide more than 186,000 children die as a result of road traffic collisions and the mortality rate is three times higher in developing countries.  During this week, governments, international agencies, NGOs and private companies were engaged in various activities and signing of the Child Declaration calling to save children’s lives with road safety.

Among other actions for #savekidslives, the ACM produced a video about a group of children from ”Chiril si Metodiu” Lyceum from Chisinau and a litlle boy Laurentiu (the main character). The video highlights the main risks that children meet on their way to school and  during the journey back to home, particularly with regard to public transport.

The main aim of the video titled ”Unsafe to school, unsafe home” is to show how the road both to school and back home is unsafe for a child in the Republic of Moldova and to draw atention of the relevant authorities, adults and the general public to child safety on the roads.

The video production was supported and funded by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and WHO Office in Moldova. Partners inlcude: HD Studio, National Inspectorate of Patrolling, Ministry of Health, ”Teleradio-Moldova”, “Auto-Rapid” Ltd (the biggest maxi-taxi fleet in Chisinau, supporters of ACM and EASST in promoting occupational road safety in Moldovan companies).

Children of the “Chiril si Metodiu” Lyceum in Chisinau were actively involved in developing the video conecept and production and even produced the last seconds of the video shoot. The scenario was developed by the ACM’s partner Nicolai Radiola of the Security School at the Rescue Service Moldova, who worked out the draft scenario together with the children and ACM.

The video will be broadcast regularly during summer 2015 by Tele Radio Moldova – a national TV Channel of the country.

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