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  • Archive for 2015 June
    road sector as well as a number of international institutions will be holding the 7th edition of International Level Read More Search for Recent Posts PRESS RELEASE Railway safety campaign YOU ARE EXPECTED HOME FOR CHRISTMAS begins 12 16 2015 ILCAD 2015 Take your time don t risk your life 06 2 2015 Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015 05 1 2015 Railway Safety Week 2015 04 27 2015 Railway safety

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  • ILCAD 2015 – Take your time, don’t risk your life!
    illegally zig zag round the half barriers may sometimes allow a first train to pass but fail to expect another coming from the other direction and are struck by it To promote the awareness of these pedestrians and cyclists who infringe the law or who are oblivious of the risks they are running we have produced a new 1 minute video and some posters These posters were made with pedestrians and cyclists in mind but will be useful as a reminder to all users in a hurry distracted by modern technology mobile phones headphones sat nav etc stressed by modern day life These are the people who do not respect road signs and take unnecessary risks by crossing the tracks when the light is flashing or even when the barriers are down announcing the arrival of a train This is a social phenomenon seen throughout the world Indeed the number of collisions on roads and level crossings linked to increased use of new technology or the wearing of headsets or earphones has increased in many countries Our accident prevention message for 2015 Take your time don t risk your life is for everyone What is a minute in a lifetime Video 2015 in English Take your time don t risk your life Video 2015 in French Prenez votre temps ne risquez pas votre vie Video 2015 in Spanish Tómate tu tiempo no te juegues la vida Did you know As each year the international conference which officially launches this worldwide event will be hosted by a partner This year on 3 June we will be welcomed by Turkish Railways TCDD in Istanbul in the magnificent Haydarpaṣa Station building on the Asian side of Istanbul Venues of past events In 2009 at the European Commission in Brussels In 2010 at the

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  • Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015
    s responsibility by law People do not pay enough attention to moral responsibility This leaves many important topics to the grey area that no one is responsible for Railway safety is one of such areas as it falls into the territory between various government agencies There still exists a good example of civil society initiative that is OLE a group of fanatics doing this work in addition to their daily jobs and a growing group of volunteers that has contributed to this is programme already for several years said Pruuli Kai Kuuspalu received the Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015 award for combining volunteer railway accident prevention with other traffic safety promotion activities For example Kai initiated the process of preparing study materials on railway safety for driving schools explained Tamo Vahemets Chairman of OLE Honorary medals for professional excellence in the field of railway safety were given to Ivan Kappanen Safety Manager of Estonian Railways Aare Ehandi Chief of Bureau Northern Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board Anvar Salomets Deputy Director General Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority Kairet Kõljalg Educational Services Expert Prevention Department of the Estonian Rescue Board Linda Oks Senior Superintendent Valga Police Department of the Police and Border Guard Board The Best Presenter 2014 award was given to Kerli Leiman Chief Specialist of Traffic Education Estonian Road Administration In addition more than 50 letters of gratitude were issued to both private persons and organisations In previous years the Golden Level Crossing Gates award has been presented to the Tallinn City Government Ms Liivika Juksaar Kristiine Shopping Mall Mr Tarmo Miilits Western Estonia Rescue Centre Järva County Rescue Service Mr Andrei Sozinov Mr Marek Lindmaa JCDecaux Eesti OÜ and Harju Department of the Estonian Health Promotion Society Additional information Tamo Vahemets Chairman of Management Board CEO of

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  • Archive for 2015 May
    in the field of railway safety The honorary medals and letters of gratitude were presented by Hanno Read More Search for Recent Posts PRESS RELEASE Railway safety campaign YOU ARE EXPECTED HOME FOR CHRISTMAS begins 12 16 2015 ILCAD 2015 Take your time don t risk your life 06 2 2015 Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015 05 1 2015 Railway Safety Week 2015 04 27 2015 Railway safety campaign Get

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  • Railway Safety Week 2015
    ability to notice the people and environment around them The precondition for crossing railway safely is being present with all your senses The purpose of our campaign is to launch in the society a discussion about the risks related to wearing headphones Today it is natural for the motor vehicle users to fasten seatbelts while riding in a car They know that this minimises their risks in the event of a possible collision The people wearing headphones behave in the opposite manner While listening to the music on streets they lose their ability to notice other road users They do not hear trains sound signals not to mention the verbal warnings given by other people explained Vahemets The locomotive drivers cannot stop quickly or change the train route They give sound signals but they may not reach the people listening to loud music Anvar Salomets Deputy Director General of the Technical Surveillance Authority said that the cause of railway accidents continues to be negligence and violation of traffic regulation The number of people hit by trains has been worryingly large in the recent years and the main reason for that has been negligence The majority of the accidents occurred because people did not notice trains due to some disturbing factors listening to music through headphones talking on phone or crossing railway on bike Dangerous situations on railways cannot be prevented as long as the road users do not recognise that railways are safe only if people are attentive and careful During the tenth Railway Safety Week campaign posters are displayed in Estonian towns safety commercials are played in shopping malls and public transport vehicles and railway safety presentations will be organised in schools The key event of the Railway Safety Week is the gratitude event organised on April 29 where

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  • Archive for 2015 April
    Estonia on April 27 May 3 2015 with the message Take off your headphones and let Read More Search for Recent Posts PRESS RELEASE Railway safety campaign YOU ARE EXPECTED HOME FOR CHRISTMAS begins 12 16 2015 ILCAD 2015 Take your time don t risk your life 06 2 2015 Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015 05 1 2015 Railway Safety Week 2015 04 27 2015 Railway safety campaign Get OFF

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  • Railway safety campaign “Get OFF THE BIKE, remove your HEADPHONES and Let the train pass!
    them A level crossing is meant for vehicles including bicycles whereas a pedestrians crossing is meant for pedestrians only The purpose of the security barriers installed at railway level crossings is to prevent bicycles riding onto the railway lines and remind people that they are entering a dangerous area where they should be extremely cautious One of the objectives of the campaign is to remind bicyclists that they should get of their bikes while crossing railways at pedestrian crossings and do it pushing their bikes on their side The second message of the campaign is equally important Take off your headphones As road users we must acknowledge that we limit a significant part of our attentiveness while wearing headphones in traffic This increases the risk of getting involved in dangerous situations said Vahemets Upon crossing railways people should avoid activities impairing their concentration like listening to music using headphones or talking on mobile phones This applies both to passengers and vehicle drivers Your mind should be 100 on what you do If there is a train approaching you should keep safe distance and let it pass The campaign is organised in cooperation with the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority Police and Boarder Guard Board and Road Administration Additional information Tamo Vahemets Chairman of Management Board Acting Manager of OLE e mail tamo operationlifesaver eu tel 372 504 5112 OLE Operation Lifesaver Estonia is a non profit organisation founded in 2004 by the initiative of AS Eesti Raudtee Estonian Railways with the mission to increase considerably public awareness about dangers involved in railway traffic and lawful behaviour on railway with the purpose to reduce the number of railway incidents and people killed and injured in such accidents OLE s members are AS Eesti Raudtee AS EVR Cargo Edelaraudtee Infrastruktuuri AS and AS

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  • Archive for 2014 June
    pedestrian tracks forgetting that bicyclists can cross railways only at designated level crossings Read More Jun 11 Let s Put the Sun in Jail The readers following the news flow on a daily basis have definitely noticed that there are many stories about the increased number of traffic accidents where people have been injured or killed during the first four months this year than during the same period last year For some reason as embarrassing as it might be this reminds me of an Read More Jun 03 ILCAD 2014 the International Level Crossing Awareness Day Press release Paris 2 June 2014 6th edition of ILCAD the International Level Crossing Awareness Day Press conference and round table 3 June 2014 Lisbon Portugal There are international days dedicated to health and road safety in particular the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims instituted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 www un org en roadsafety remembrance shtml but have Read More Search for Recent Posts PRESS RELEASE Railway safety campaign YOU ARE EXPECTED HOME FOR CHRISTMAS begins 12 16 2015 ILCAD 2015 Take your time don t risk your life 06 2 2015 Golden Level Crossing Gates 2015

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