European Day without a fatal accident marked, for the second time in Kosovo
Prishtina, 21 September 2018
According to official data from Kosovo Police only during August of this year, there were 1450 accidents, of which 9 have been fatal.
Thanks to the joint work of our institutions dealing with road safety issues, the trend of the number of accidents has begun to decrease. Compared to last year this year, road safety marks a slight increase, with fewer accidents in all categories.
In order to further promote the security increase on the roads, College “Tempulli” and the Motoring Association of Kosovo “AMRKS” with the support of the Kosovo German Chamber of Commerce “OEGJK” through a round table discussion for the second time Kosovo marked the European Day without road death.
The European Day without road death was launched for the first time in 2016 by the TISPOL- European Traffic Police Network and since then supported by the European Commission. The main purpose of this initiative is that no person should die on the roads Europe during this day.
At the opening of the table also participated the Minister of Infrastructure Mr. Pal Lekaj, who emphasized: “From taking of the mandate the priority was the creation of traffic safety. This security is achieved by building high standard roads, but we will not be satisfied with that only. A Task Force for Traffic Safety has already been established with experts from the Ministry and the external experts of the relevant fields. After the end of this committee’s work we will come up with recommendations to provide concrete solutions regarding the reduction of the number of traffic accidents. Whereas, according to our ministry reports, I can say that there are positive signs of accidents reduction compared to the last year. ”
The Director of College “Tempulli” Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi emphasized that during the summer months we had an aggravated road safety situation which was not only worrying but alarming, with a number of casualty and injured road accidents. According to him, looking at all categories of accidents, thanks to the joint commitment of our institutions dealing with road safety issues, the trend of the number of accidents has begun to decrease. Compared with last year, this year road safety marks a slight increase, with fewer accidents of all categories, and consequently the coercive measures taken by the Ministry of Interior, MI and Kosovo Police are yielding results on the ground.
The roundtable brought together representatives from local institutions and actors dealing with road safety and transport issues in the country, among others, issues such as:
• The role of governmental institutions and concrete measures to reduce the number of accidents in Kosovo’s roads;
• Institution activities and action plans developed during this year as well as the impact of other institutions in the preparation and education of new generations ready to contribute to the management of traffic;
• Road Safety – Coordination of awareness activities and challenges in road traffic related to the technical condition of vehicles on the Kosovo roads.
Representatives from Kosovo Police, Council for road traffic safety , OSCE, College Tempulli, Kosovo Insurance Bureau, AMRKS and Auto Kaçandolli contributed at this table with their knowledge and experience.