Kurbads joins memorandum for safer traffic
On 9th of January at the office of Bikernieki race track the event “Izkāp no telefona!” (Get out of the phone!) took place. This memorandum invites not only casual drivers, but also establishments to join the battle against mobile phone using while driving a vehicle.
Kurbads company in the event was represented by Ivars Čiblis: “Very interesting and educational event with a very topical mission. The statistics about road accidents that happen because of using mobile phones is very alarming but it can be prevented. We also invite our drivers not to use the phone while driving – we put safety first!”
The aim of the campaign organizers is to achieve that battle against using mobile phone while driving becomes the top priority for employers also. Joining the memorandum means that we pledge to educate and explain our employees about risks and dangers, and also to find suitable solutions to reduce this problem among employees.
Despite the fact that most people know the risk about using the mobile phone behind the wheel, more than two thirds (72%) drivers use the devices while driving everyday. 20-30% of the crashes in Latvia and worldwide happen due to careless driving, mostly because smartphones.
Think about the safety of you and others – don’t use the phone while driving a vehicle!