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ZEBRA PROJECT

The aim of the project is to increase the safety of school children crossing the roads in front of 6 Almaty schools.

There are lots of schools located too close to the roads and the number of accidents happening with the children is very high. There are no special info boards, signs and/or pedestrian roads in front of majority school, but a lot of boys and girls visit school without adults.

The statistics of road incidents among schoolchildren is discouraging. According to Traffic Police Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan 199 children were killed and 1,490 were injured in road accidents in 2008. One of the most widespread reasons of tragedies is a vehicle runover when a kid is crossing the street. Territories of schools are located, as a rule, on crossing of streets and not all crossroads bordering them are equipped according to traffic rules - there are no traffic lights for pedestrians, there is an insufficient number of zebra crossings, fences separating vehicle way from sidewalks are missing.

colour coating and anti-skidding coating use in UK in the end of 1970th, decreased amount of traffic accidents with children for more than 60% during first year of use. Today this measure is used in lots of European and Asian countries.

The effect is achieved due to cars’ braking path on such coatings is three times less than on the asphalt, and the colour allows to highlight safety zones on roads, attracting road users’ attention and serving a purpose of regulation of their movement on the road.

Colour anti-skidding coating on the basis of pigmented epoxy cementing tars and bauxite grit allows to significantly decrease braking path in emergency situation.

By delivering the project we would like to decrease the number of accidents on the roads by increasing the safety when crossing the roads.

Rotoract will be involved for educational part of the project, explaining the children and their parents the basic rules of behaving themselves on the roads. They will involve volunteers who will help children crossing the road at busy time (morning and noon).

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