Second level of road safety campaign starts today

  • In the first nine months of 2019, the number of traffic accidents has reduced 10.2 per cent compared to the same period of last year. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 4 Nov 2019 - 15:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs is launching the second stage of its road safety campaign “For more Life” starting today, said Georgian Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Nino Javakhadze today.

The goal of the campaign is to raise public awareness of individual responsibility for road safety, to increase traffic safety and reduce the number of road accidents.

Punishment for driving under the influence of alcohol will be imposed based on the quantity of alcohol in a driver’s bloodstream. Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

A new series of awareness-raising video clips has been produced as part of the campaign, which will be shown on television and social media.

The campaign also includes changes to the procedure of getting a driver's license. Specifically, candidates will be examined in a real environment.

Also fines will be increased for offenses such as driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and leaving the scene of a crime. 

Fines for speeding will be doubled. Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

Punishment for driving under the influence of alcohol will be imposed based on the quantity of alcohol in a driver’s bloodstream. 

Also, after two fines for driving under the influence of alcohol over the course of one year, in addition to revoking a driver’s license, a driver may face an administrative imprisonment of up to 15 days. 

Fines for speeding will be doubled. Also, the points system will be linked to smart cameras. If a driver exceeds the speed, he or she will be fined and also lose points to his driving license.

Under the campaign, mopeds driving in Georgia will be given identification numbers. 

If a driver exceeds the speed, he or she will be fined and also lose points to his driving license. Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

Also police will be equipped with handled radars which can calculate the speed of a car.

In the first nine months of 2019, the number of traffic accidents has reduced 10.2 per cent compared to the same period of last year, says the Ministry of Internal Affairs.   

6,079 road accidents occurred in 2017 which claimed 517 lives. The number of road accidents reached 6,452 in 2018 leaving 459 dead and 9,047 injured.

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