BESIP
Ministerstvo dopravy

Road Safety
in the Czech Republic

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About BESIP

As an integral part of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic, the BESIP - Road Safety Department is the coordinating element in the field of road safety. It focuses on preventive activities aimed at the general public through media-supported nationwide campaigns, traffic education for children and teenagers, and regional coordinatorsʼ activities in individual regions, cities, and towns in the Czech Republic.

BESIP is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Currently it closely cooperates with other governmental bodies operating in the field of accident prevention, and it is the initiator of all strategic government documents focusing on road safety.

BESIP is currently tackling the following key topics:

 

STRATEGY

Besip is responsible for the realization and implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy for 2011- 2020, which has established the following goals:

  • by 2020 to reduce the number of persons killed in road traffic to the average of European countries
  • to reduce by 40% the number of seriously injured people in comparison with 2009

GOVERNMENT ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL

  • Representatives of the Parliament, Ministries, Civil associations, Private sector and Interest organizations

CO-OPEREATION WITH REGIONS

  • 14 regional coordinators of BESIP for 14 regions of the Czech Republic
  • Events for the general public and traffic users, discussions and seminars
  • Road Show BESIP Team – an interactive exhibition system

CAMPAIGNS

  • A communication of the key topics of road safety
  • National road safety campaigns
  • Media communication and road safety awareness
  • Safety related ITS applications for vehicle and infrastructure

TRAFFIC EDUCATION

  • A value system development
  • Traffic education of children and the youth
  • More than 150 traffic playgrounds all over the Czech Republic
  • Methodological and didactic support of the traffic education

WEB PORTAL

  • Information for general public and experts
  • Road safety issues in one place

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