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The ECRAF General Assembly in Helsinki (Finland) on 15th September 2016 elected new ECRAF Presidency:  

 

ECRAF President for mandate 2016-2018 is LTC Jan Sevcik (CZE) and Vice President is MAJ Petri Manelius (FIN).

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Lessons identified and learned in road safety in international operations

Congress presentations:

The Centre of Education in Driving and Road Safety: CEDROS

Driving in Operations - Afghanistan(Spain): Driving AMV's in Afghanistan

Driving operations - Lebanon (Spain): Lebanon

Relevant training before deployment: France MPSRMD presentation ECRAF congress

How to implement experiences by use of simulators: Corys ECRAF Zaragoza

Traffic safety in the IAF - Updates: IAF ECRAF

Road Safety in the Serbian Armed Forces: Road Safety in SAF

The safest drivers in the ministry of defence and the Serbian armed forces for 2012

The three safest drivers in the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces were newly announced at a session of the Council for safety of military traffic participants in 2012, held in the General Logistics Department of the Material Resources Sector of the Ministry of Defence.

The safest drivers for 2012 are Staff Sergeant Jovan Medojevic from the Army Special Brigade, Corporal Sinisa Maksimovic from the Army Company Command and Dusko Radoja, a civilian employee from the Military Construction Institution "Beograd". Last year they drove the most kilometres without any road traffic accidents and offenses, which was the main criterion when selecting candidates.

The session was chaired by the head of the Traffic and Transportation Section of the General Logistics Department of Material Resources Sector, Colonel Docent Zeljko Rankovic and Chief of the Human Resources Department of the SAF General Staff Major General Sladjan Djordjevic presented the safest drivers with awards.

In 2012, there were fewer accidents in military vehicles compared to the last year, and the consequences were smaller. Members of the Council have concluded that in 2013 it is necessary to adopt Strategy for safety of military traffic participants for the period 2013-2017 and run campaigns to improve the security of military road users, especially aimed at the population of professional military drivers in MoD and SAF.

Road safety initiative in Belgium Armed Forces motivated by ECRAF

 The Road Safety days were organized in a military compound just outside Brussels in the beginning of October 2012, and were the first National Road Safety days ever in Belgium. For the opening ceremony national authorities and international visitors were invited, and among them 3 Belgium Generals. In his opening remarks LtCol Johnny Laurent, the Head of the Military Initiative on Road Safety (MIRS) and former member of the ECRAF Executive Committee, expressed his thanks to ECRAF due to the fact that much of the motivation for organizing the Road Safety days was a result of the cooperation in ECRAF.

After a short introduction the visitors was given the opportunity to see the different Stands. The Stands was established in a large hangar, and focused on seven different Road Safety issues. The themes were:

  • Theory highway code and blind spot
  • Traffic accident emergency procedures (First aid and reports)
  • Alcohol and Drugs (Prevention – effects)
  • Safety belt and Speed (Ability to react)
  • Driving Simulator (Truck – Motorcycle)
  • Protection Environment
  • Safety and Security (cargo loading – lifting of freight)

President Oddvar Haagensen visited the Belgium National Road Safety days after invitation by the Belgium Armed Forces. He says the following about the Belgium MIRS initiative:

- The organizer had put a lot of effort into the Road Safety days, and the result was outstanding. The possibility for visitors to be briefed, but also to experience different road safety issues, was very well planned. For me as the President of ECRAF it was motivating to see a concrete example on what the cooperation in ECRAF can mean in real life, says President Oddvar Haagensen.

About ECRAF

The European Commission for Road Safety in the Armed Forces (ECRAF) has adopted the vision Zero as guideline for the work on road safety in the Armed Forces.

Vision Zero declares that nobody shall be killed or seriously injured in the road traffic.

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ECRAF Secretary: secretary@ecraf.org

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