Minister invites night clubs to take part in the European night without accident

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2012 10 02

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Minister invites night clubs to take part in the European night without accident
Minister invites night clubs to take part in the European night without accident
In Lithuania, drunk drivers have caused almost 300 traffic accidents in 2011, in which 24 died and 400 were injured. Driving under the influence is an urgent problem in Lithuania and the whole world.
 
In an attempt to draw the attention of young people to this problem, the minister of transport and communications E. Masiulis has written an invitation to members of the night entertainment world – known musicians, bartenders, etc. – to participate in the European night without accident social action on the 20th of October.
 
„By joining this action we are aiming less to draw the attention of the drunk privers themselves, and more to warn their friends, family members and loved ones that by sitting next to a drunk driver they risk what is most precious – their own health and life“, - noted minister E. Masiulis.
 
The international European night without accident social action has been held every year on the third Saturday of October since 1995 in most EU countries, and is an invitation to pay attention to the problem of and harm caused by drunk driving.
 
During the action on the third Saturday of October, night clubs participating in the initiative will urge their visitors not to drive drunk. To allow them to check their condition, disposable breath analyzers will be handed along with informational material to would-be privers in clubs.
 
During the whole of October an information campaign will be held, which will attempt to display as attractive drunk driving prevention ideas in the media and social networks.
 
This social action is an attempt to make the idea of safe driving more popular among young people, to inform sodiety about the harm of drunk driving and, in non-traditional means, to show the importance of following traffic rules for the health and safety of the driver and the people around them.