Schwäbisch Hall is a town in the eastern part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, with a population of around 35,500.
By signing the European Road Safety Charter we will participate in the reduction of serious traffic accidents through the following actions:
o We will amplify controls, particularly at relevant accident points
o We will introduce joint speed controls with the police department Schwäbisch Hall.
o We will try to improve traffic situation in the city through joint observation and precise evaluation of accident cause.
o We will consider the results of road safety researches for planning and establishing of roads and other traffic facilitie.
o In addition, effective road safety work will be brought to focus internationally on our Landestag (Regional Day) of Road Safety on September 18-20 2010 in Schwäbisch Hall. We are organizing this event in cooperation with the City of Schwäbisch Hall and Road Safety Council. All three organizations have signed a cooperation agreement with large-scale arrangements. Under the slogan "Here and There. 25.000 lives to save", we will invite the police departments of twin cities that will take part in comparative research on road safety work. The aim is to determine the most successful practices that help to reduce the number of accidents among young drivers. Our cooperation partners will be police departments from Epinal/France, Lappeenranta/Finnland, Zamosc/Poland and Neustrelitz/Germany. We have created contacts to the police departments from Loughborough/Great Britain and Balikesir/Turkey.
Professional exchange of police departments from different European countries will be developed until the Landestag 2010 and will be continued afterwards.
It is already evident that close partnerships between cities and police departments has an overall positive impact.