Podgorica 17th July 2018
The traditional partnership of Bureau and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro on increase of traffic awareness is developed on the plan of education of citizens on significance of safety functions in vehicles in circulations. This specific issue related to applying the legal obligation of using seat belt into daily routine for both drivers and passengers in vehicles in circulation. .
The second half of June in Montenegro has been marked with campaign on traffic safety named “Seat belt for all” realized by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Association National Bureau of Montenegro Insurers.
The campaign aimed to increasing citizens’ awareness on obligatory use of seat belt at all seats in vehicles as well as obligatory use of children’s seats.
Dragan Klikovac, head of Road Traffic Department in Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, on occasion of this campaign has stated: “Traffic police in June has more intensively controlled legal regulations defining use of seat belts in vehicles in order to draw attention to passenger safety. Furthermore, sanctions were taken against all participants who breached the Law on Traffic Safety. During two weeks of the campaign we realized preventive activity such as distribution of 15.000 promotions leaflets, TV and radio broadcasts to present the significance of use of seat belts. On the other hand, 3.425 fines were distributed against participants breaching regulations defining the obligation to use seat belt. We consider this campaign successful foremost due to significant increase of the use of seat belts in front and back seats.”
Boris Šaban, executive manager of NBOCG on occasion of this action stated that Bureau has recognized its significance due to the fact that it contributes to increase of level of general awareness and traffic safety in the State: “We believe it is more important to act in prevention and education to increase level of general traffic awareness of citizens. The objective of this campaign is not to fine drivers but to achieve significantly higher level of safety. It is necessary for citizens, apart from all relevant institutions, to contribute to this social cause.” – concludes Šaban.