RAS Russia wins the 2015 European Traffic Education Contest
Publication date: 09 September 2015
The 30th annual European Traffic Education Contest took place from 3-5 September 2015 and was hosted by by the Austrian Automobile Club, ÖAMTC. RAS Russia came in first place, with RAF Russia in second and LAMB Latvia in third place. NAF, Norway won the FIA Region I helmet challenge by decorating the most creative bike helmet.
In addition to the contest challenges, Austrian racing driver Alex Wurz and cycling champion Bernhard Kohl hosted a cycling contest.
Alex Wurz, professional racing driver, said: “Being active in the field of driver training, I believe that knowing how to be safe on the road is a lifelong process and it is great to see these children getting such a good start thanks to the European Traffic Education Contest.”
Werner Kraus ÖAMTC President, said: “Road accidents can happen at any time and on any street. This is why it is essential that children understand and respect the rules of the road. I am very proud that ÖAMTC was the host for the 30th anniversary of this event and for the first year in which it has received funding from the European Commission.”
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About FIA Region I
The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body representing 111 Motoring and Touring Clubs and their 38 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, the FIA Region I work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com
About the European Traffic Education Contest
The European Traffic Education Contest is an annual event where teams of children aged 10-12 compete in road safety activities to indicate their knowledge of road safety. The contest aims to intensify traffic education in each participating country, teach children the rules of the road and increase road safety awareness among children. 2015 was the 30th anniversary of the contest. http://www.trafficeducationcontest.eu
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