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Smart Traveller Day 2010 in Tallinn

Author: CIVITAS Support
Posted on: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 16:32
Tallinn , MIMOSA

This year’s Smart Traveller Day in Tallinn focused on the premise that everybody has the possibility to contribute and make traffic safer and thereby improve the overall traffic culture. Amusing educational traffic related games and attractions playfully guided the habits and values of participants. Young cyclists demonstrated their cycling skills and took their bike exams. Children tested their knowledge in fun quizzes and traffic related crosswords and many children received prizes and gadgets.

No doubt, the most popular attraction was an actual car rolling simulation showing the importance of the safety belt. Aside from the the fun element, kids got to experience the terrifying feeling of being in a car with the four wheels pointing to the sky. After some full circles, the car was stopped and instructions for leaving the car safely were given. Everybody crawled out of the car smiling and convinced about the function of the safety belt. Other successful interactive safety-belt awareness demonstrations included ‘How Much Do You Weigh at 50km/h?” Did you know that a youngster that weighs 40kg will weigh 3,000kg a car crash at speed of 50km/h. Police were on hand to explain their everyday work and answer questions to lots of curious boys and girls. The Smart Traveller Day stage was full of young singers, dancers and musicians that kept spirits high and entertained the visitors. All in all, the event generated new knowledge about travelling safely and preventing danger in traffic with a high number of the public signing up with the “Good Traveller” initiative inviting people to act responsibly in traffic.

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