Thessaloniki Road Traffic Police unit receives the “Best Road Safety Initiative” Award 2019
Within the framework of the Open Days event organized by the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), the official ceremony of the “Best Road Safety Initiative” award 2019 was held. The award is given every year in cooperation with the HELLENIC ASSOCIATION of TOLL ROAD NETWORK (Hellastron) and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE).
This year, the award was given to the Road Traffic Police department of Thessaloniki, for the innovative applications developed in the field of Road Safety the previous year, and particularly for the program "Little Traffic Policemen ... in action!" demonstrating a pioneering visual and practical interest in promoting Road Safety.
Dr. E. Bekiaris, the Director of HIT, has mentioned that "the Traffic Police Department of Thessaloniki has performed holistic actions to promote child safety by combining pedagogical leaflets and books, experiential activities, software, Dissemination in social media, as well as use of Virtual Reality (VR) gadgets. This model of combined activities is an example of pan-European level".
Ms.Gaitanidou, the Vice-President of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, has encouraged the 3 awarding organization to highlight this action in their Websites and Social Media platforms, emphasizing that the action of the Road Traffic Police of Thessaloniki is not only highly innovative but also scientifically sound.