04 March 2011
| National Charter Tour
The European Road Safety Charter concluded its national signing events tour on the 3rd of March in the amphitheatre of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks in Athens, Greece. The event was a huge success as it attracted not only a large number but also a variety of organizations that were willing to commit to road safety related actions.
Mr. Argyris Peroulakis head of Communications for the Representation of the European Commission in Greece welcomed the participants and the signatories to the event. He continued on to briefly describe the European Road Safety Charter and to explain the significance of such initiatives. Mr Peroulakis presented some statistics regarding the current road safety situation in Greece and emphasised on the need for road safety related actions.
Mr. Spyros Vougias Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks expressed the importance of road safety related actions and explained that the current situation in Greece is mainly due to the fact that road safety had not been raised on time as an issue of great importance, the lack of coordination amongst the responsible bodies was also a contributing factor for today’s situation. Mr Vougias presented the measures that are taken in order to improve the current situation and described those that are planned for the future in terms of making the country’s roads safer. According to the Vice-Minister the Hellenic Government is aiming to significantly decrease the number of accidents and to reach the European objectives within the next decade. As such the quality of life will be improved of which road safety is of the greatest importance.
The following organizations committed to improve Greece’s roads within the next three years:
ATTIKH ODOS A.E., Active Zone Network S.A., AIESEC Hellas, ANAPIRIA TORA, Attica Road Safety Education Parks - Jumicar Greece, ATTIKES DIADROMES A.E., AUTOPANORAMA.GR., AVIN OIL S.A., AVIS Greece., AXA Insurance Greece, CARCRAZY.GR., Diageo Hellas, Driveland, Driving Schools SAMARAS, Eksantas Driving School, Euroscience Hellenic Division, FOERST SIMULATORS (GREECE & CYPRUS DISTRIBUTORS), Frotcom Hellas, GatoGreece, Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies, Hellenic Motorcyclists Club LEMOT, Make Roads Safe Hellas, Motothesis The Institute of the Hellenic Motorcycle federation, Municipality of Rhodes, Municipality of Skiathos, Pegasus Driving School, PERPATO Association of People with Mobility Problems, PFIZER HELLAS A.E., Quality and Safety, RSF Hellas, Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Scouts of Greece), Spasto.gr., The Car Driving Instructors Association of Eastern Thessaloniki, The Cyclist Association of Santorini, The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, The Serres Directorate of Primary Education, Toyota Hellas, Vasilakis S Nikolaos, Vasilis Orfanos Driving School, Vasilis Tsitsiklis S.A., You Are What You Do - Kostas Kouvidis, Young Safe Drivers.
The following organizations renewed their commitment and expressed their willingness to continue on working for safer roads in Greece:
AEK F.C., Athens International Airport S.A., Coral A.E. (former Shell Hellas A.E.)., Gefyra S.A., Greek Automobile Club (ELPA), Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies, HELLENIC FUELS SA - BP Hellas, Hellenic Logistics Association, Hellenic Red Cross, Imako Media S.A., INTRACOM HOLDINGS, MSFREE.GR - Portal for Motorsports, MUNICIPALITY OF CHANIA, Municipality of Alonissos, Municipality of Larissa, Municipality of Mykonos, Municipality of Patras, MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI TRAFFIC DIRECTORATE, Municipality of Volos, ORODA (Organization for Road Safety - City of Athens), PROVOLI – PUBLICITY S.A. (ex: HIGHSIDING S.A.), Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas, Thessaloniki A.E., University of Athens Medical School, Centre for Research and Prevention of Injuries (CE.RE.PR.I.).
The actions to be taken by the above organizations can be found on: www.erscharter.eu
Greece | 04 már 2011