Road Safety Week in Armenia

Road Safety Week in Armenia

The Road Safety Week in Armenia was launched on 11 May by the United Nations Department for Public Information (UNDPI), OSCE Office in Yerevan and the Armenian National Road Safety Council (NRSC). Its goal was to raise awareness of road safety rules among drivers and pedestrians, with a special focus on schoolchildren in the framework of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

Forty-eight schoolchildren from 7 schools of Yerevan participated in an interactive game «What?Where?When?» organized today for the first time in Armenia on the topic of traffic rules. All participants received certificates and the winning team of six was awarded the cups made of transparent glass with a yellow emblem symbolizing the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The Armenian Ministry of Health/World Health Organization also contributed to the prizes.

During the Road Safety Week in Armenia, schoolchildren together with traffic police officers advised pedestrians on crossing streets according to the traffic rules, distributed flyers and promotional gifts, and helped re-paint a pedestrian crossing area in Yerevan.