Lithuania aims at being listed in the group of 10 EU countries most advanced in traffic safety


2010 10 20

Results of traffic safety will be evaluated according to the proportions of yearly casualties rating for 1 million citizens. If in other EU countries the traffic safety situation remains sufficiently stable, Lithuania should halve the proportions of casualties until the end of 2015 – i.e. to approximately 180 (as in 2009 the number was 370).  
The main foreseen activity field meant for the attainment of this objective includes the education of traffic actors, improvement of quality of drivers‘ education, control of traffic actors behaviour, enhancement of safety of road infrastructure and transport means, implementation of modern technologies – Intelligent Transport Systems, improvement of administrative abilities. Particular attention should be paid to the safety improvement of the most vulnerable traffic participants – children, pedestrians, bicyclists.
“The education activities will be intended to reach the result of better educated and behaving safely actors of traffic. It is planned to actively educate children, educate the society, arrange various educational campaigns, improve drivers’ education and training of traffic safety experts”, said Minister Eligijus Masiulis.