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Road Safety

Georgia | Momavlis Taoba - Civic Education Program | 27 Aug 2019

Civics students of the village Darakov public school in Tsalka Municipality decided to improve the road safety in their community.  The problem is that the school is in the immediate vicinity of the highway, the speed limit sign is in front of the school gate, while according to the traffic rules it should be 50 meters away from the gate. That is why the safety of students of the school is not insured.

In order to resolve this problem students met Mayor of Tsalka City Hall, Chairman of the City council and the Patrol Police officer. The officials appreciated the students’ initiative and assured them that the problem will be resolved shortly.

Meanwhile the students collected information on traffic rules and signs, prepared bilingual booklets on the subject and distributed them in the school and the community.  To increase the awareness of primary school students of traffic rules, a special seminar was held. During the event the students received posters and fliers wearing traffic signs and rules.  A photo exhibition was exposed at school to illustrate implementation of the project.  

“The participation in the project helped me to learn more about the traffic safety rules and share this knowledge with younger students. I learn skills of resolving problems and this helps me to become an active citizen” – said Varsenik Bagdasarian, student of village Darakov public school.    

Mini-grant project “Road Safety” was implemented in the framework of USAID funded “Momavlis Taoba” program.