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"OPEN YOUR EYES AND BE CAREFUL! YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN TRAFFIC"

On the occasion of November 19, declared by the United Nations as the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the Lead and Zinc Mine SASA, in partnership with the Municipality of Makedonska Kamenica and the Ministry of Interior, is launching a project for raising the public awareness and increasing traffic safety.  



The main motive for starting such a project was the increased number of traffic accidents that occurred in the past few years in which residents of Makedonska Kamenica, including employees and family members of SASA employees, were injured or lost their lives.


The whole project consists of three components. The first, whose implementation starts today, is an information campaign that will be carried out in the territory of the municipality of Makedonska Kamenica, including SASA Mine. The purpose of the campaign, which is financed by SASA and will take place under the slogan "Open your eyes and be careful! You are not alone in traffic", is raising public awareness among the local population and SASA employees for increasing traffic safety.


The second component is educational and will consist of a series of workshops that will be conducted by employees of the prevention department at SVR-Shtip (Local police department) and will be intended for students in the primary and secondary schools in Makedonska Kamenica, aged 14 to 18, as well as for SASA employees. The purpose of such educational workshops is to familiarize the young residents of the local community with the traffic rules and regulations, the behavior and the measures they should take in order to achieve greater safety for all traffic participants.


Within the third part of the project, new technical solutions will be implemented in the area of ​​traffic signalling on the streets and roads in the territory of the municipality of Makedonska Kamenica, which should contribute to increased safety of all traffic participants. For the implementation of this component, the Municipality, in cooperation with competent institutions, will draft an appropriate technical project that should identify critical points and provide adequate solutions for improving the local traffic infrastructure.


Worldwide, 1.35 million people die in traffic accidents every year, and more than half of all victims are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among children and young people aged 5 to 29 years worldwide.

Over the past more than five years, on the territory of the municipality of Makedonska Kamenica, almost two traffic accidents per month and one victim per year are registered on average.

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