On September 2, Belarusian State University of Transport had an open dialogue regarding “Relevance, problems and modern tendencies to provide safety in different areas in the Republic of Belarus”. The format of the event involved participation of a group of experts and audience – students, masters and teaching staff of the university. A moderator asked questions to the experts and the whole audience joined the discussion. Such a format of communication allowed the audience get competent answers to the questions and the experts could assess the public opinion.
The majority of issues was dedicated to the road accident rate worldwide and in the Republic of Belarus, in particular to the activity of state bodies towards improvement of road safety, prospects for joint efforts of countries struggling to improve road safety. The experts noted that for the last decade the Republic of Belarus had a significant decrease in the number of killed in road accidents. At the same time, in comparison with EU countries, accident rates in our country remain unsatisfactory. This implies strengthening of actions of stakeholders in the struggle against road accidents.
A separate section was dedicated to the issues towards “Be-Safe” project activities: goals, objectives, results achieved. It was noted that the project goal was to create and organize work of the master’s course in road safety in the Republic of Belarus, as well as to create a network of stakeholders taking part in improvement of road safety. It was reported that during the project period a designated university department was complemented with a technical branch allowing training masters in the field of road safety. During training students had an opportunity to visit and study the work of designated departments in the project member countries. In addition, it was announced about the Young Researcher’s Seminar in the field of road safety taking place in BNTU this autumn.