The 4th European Road Safety Day "Active Involvement of Youth in Road Safety" conference was held today by the European Commission, the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union (Ministry of Communications and Works) and the Cyprus Youth Organisation for Road Safety, REACTION. Representatives of youth groups and road safety officials from all EU countries and neighbouring regions were invited to participate.
eSafetyAware provided an ecodriving simulator for the public to test their ecodriving skills at the event and distributed among participants the 'New on the Road' leaflet to inform them about the benefits of eSafety systems. Cypriot World Rally Championship driver Spyros Pavlides was also on hand to support our campaing and to compete against many of the young participants invited.
It has been estimated that ecodriving can reduce emissions by up to 10 per cent, while it is also considered to a less stressful, and more safe driving style.
European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas addressing the participants at the opening session
Cypriot World Rally Championship driver Spyros Pavlides testing his ecodriving skills at the simulator