Smileymen to be on charge of sсhoolchildren road safety in Lviv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pupils all at once nicknamed the new traffic controllers as Smileymen
15:04, 9 October 2015

In Lviv, Western Ukraine, started the Yellow Sirs campaign  - new traffic controllers, or so-called Smileymen, in yellow cloaks with “lollypop” beacons will be helping children to cross roads, the press service of Lviv city council reports.

The initiative was presented within the Safe City campaign on road safety measures aimed at reducing the number of car accidents involving pedestrians, particularly children.

“Specially trained Lviv residents will be on charge 40 min before start of lessons in order to shepherd schoolchildren across the road. The campaign is going to be long-lasting. In Europe it is a common practice,” the head of Safe City campaign Oleksandra Paniak said.

The activists ask parents and others to join to the duty since there are still almost 10 dangerous road sections near the Lviv schools.

“We chose most dangerous and dynamic road sections without traffic light. These are the places of enhanced risk and concentration. There the help for schoolchildren is especially needed,” an activist Myroslav Holiak said.   

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