In the professional field of road traffic safety and traffic engineering, the institute participates in all the tasks related to the road transport portfolio (National Ministry of Development). These cover research and development, evaluation and analysis, preparation of regulations, and the tasks arising from international activities and obligations, and also include coordinating the work of external professional experts and integrating their activities.
The KTI Institute for Transport Sciences Non-profit Ltd would gladly like to renew its commitment the European Road Safety Charter.
In our Institute we have the necessary expertise of road safety as well, therefore with the right information and data we would like to inform the people about road safety issues in the most direct way and attract their attention to the responsible, safe driving. In other words we would like to increase the safety awareness in Hungary.
Every year in Hungary, several festivals are held which are superb occasions to inform the public, and to attract the attention of many thousand people. Therefore – depending on our resources – once or twice a year we will make our own exhibition stand on these occasions where visitors have the possibility to try machines simulating the characteristics of dangerous traffic situations (turn over simulator, bike simulator, etc). During these programs, aiming the prevention and education, we have the opportunity to demonstrate the effects of the alcohol on the driving abilities (participants can try a drunk goggles to make them aware of the importance of the principle of zero tolerance).
For these programs we will prepare informative leaflets, tests, mostly in the following forms and quantities:
1000 pieces of prospectus (explaining the effects of the alcohol on the human organism; alcohol and driving; speed limits);
1500 pieces armband for bikers to ensure good visibility;
2000 pieces of decals with good visibility at night.
Furthermore, by the commission of the National Transport Authority our Institute – with the cooperation of the National Institute of Child Health – will continue to participate in the campaign “Have a good time, but in safety”, for which we made a booklet for children which can be downloaded from our web site.
We will also continue to run the “Life Journey Program” which is a transport education program that sets the target of lifelong learning from childhood to adulthood. Mental development determines the contents of education programs, given to this project a modular structure which supports the safe traffic behavior.
Transport education will be significant in elementary schools. It is important to consistently continue this later on, but strong professional commitment and extensive preparations are needed for this which can only occur on a longer term.