In the immediate surroundings of our school, we have two big crossroads where pedestrians can rarely travel safely, hence the project name. We studied, created, and conducted a campaign...a great experience! Our hope is for a safer future.
Step 1-December 2015. Four class teachers dedicated an hour to road safety in the local community and they encouraged students to point out safety problems. A strong discussion followed. Some of us painted, some talked, and it was a really lively activity which you can see in our photos.
Step 2-January 2016. When we returned from the New Year’s holiday, we prepared work on our vision to find solutions to the safety issues that were previously discussed. Our work was presented to the whole class, using various methods such as Notebook, PowerPoint presentations, papers, etc. Then, the best proposals of the class were selected to be presented at the school parliament.
Step 3- January 25, 2016. Student representatives were present at the school parliament, together with representatives of students from all departments of the school, to present our ideas. We discussed the issue of road safety in the school area and municipality, Zemun, and choose a road safety problem which we could influence. We agreed to implement the project in the spring; the target group was pedestrians who do not obey traffic rules and thus lead themselves and others to danger. The project was named after the famous book by M. Scott Peck - The Road Less Travelled (Safety).
The project was carried out at two intersections that were marked as the riskiest, and where we noticed that pedestrians usually cross against a red light or outside of the pedestrian crossings; one is directly in front of our school and the other is in front of two high schools: Electrical School and the School of Medicine. Also, students prepared to give lectures at three elementary schools near our school and near the intersections. In these lectures we talked in general about safe movement in traffic, with particular emphasis on the behavior of pedestrians and respecting the rules of transit.
Step 4-March 15, 2016, We counted motor vehicles, regular and irregular street crossing by pedestrians, photographed ...because we think Whether our assumption is right?
Are the two crossroad we highlight really dangerous for pedestrians? With us was the local police, with whom we have previously made an agreement on cooperation.We did it in front of our school (Traffic Technical School) and in front of two high schools- Electrical school and School of Medicine (two big intersections).The result of our counting:
-at the crossroads in front of two high schools- Electrical school and School of Medicine for 11 hours (A total of 3576 pedestrians: 62,4% pass uncorrect (on a dangerous place),37,6% pass correct on pedestrian crossing) and at the crossroads in front of our school (A total of 4118 pedestrians:41,9% pass uncorrect (on a red light), 58,1% pass correct (on green light)).
Step 5-March 2016.-Preparation at school for entering the crossroads-We made "sandwiches" for us with a large traffic signs (stop, mandatory direction and marked crosswalk) and red and green light pedestrian traffic lights.
Step 6-25.March 2016.Action on crossroad in a front of the Medicine school and Electrical Engineering school and our school. We tried to show people and explain them how to safely cross the road (only at the pedestrian crossing on a green light at traffic lights ...). The police officers helped us. How did we do that you can see in the photographs.
7.step- Students of Traffic Technical School conducted training on road safety in 2 primary school (“Gornja Varoš” and “Sonja Marinković”) pupils 3. class ( about 150 students). These two schools are located in the immediate vicinity of dangerous crossroads where we previously undertaken capture traffic and conducted performance.With them we talked about safe behavior on the street (how to properly cross the street, where, how visible etc.), They asked us questions. It was very exciting to be in the role of trainers.