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Association of Families of Road Traffic Victims, Croatia Improving services for victims and their families Global Meeting of NGO Advocating for Road safety WHO, Brussels, 7.-8. May 2009. Teodora Beletić Founding Assembly of Association, Pula, 26.10.2007.

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Association of Familiesof Road Traffic Victims, Croatia

Improving services for victims and their families

Global Meeting of NGO Advocating for Road safety

WHO, Brussels, 7.-8. May 2009.

Teodora Beletić

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Founding Assembly of Association, Pula, 26.10.2007.

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Regional Model of Association

Associations for Dalmacija and for Slavonija and Baranja

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Our aims are:

  • Protecting a basic human right – the right for life

  • Better legislation and court system

  • Improving road culture and politics in Croatia

  • Prevention and education for responsible behaviour in traffic

  • Giving support to families of road victims

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Support those that suffered

  • Free phone


    Free legal advices, psychological help and communication with memebers

  • Web page –

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Psycho-social workshops

  • Members meet





    ones a month

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Searching for help

  • Colaboration with:

  • Psihology sociaty of Croatia

  • University of Rijeka –

    scientifical work

    “Psyhological consecvence of road traffic accidents”

    projects for systematicly help for victims and families

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Lack of traffic safety

  • Traffic accidents = family tragedy

    = social (economical, health, psychological, demografic) problem

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Consumer culture

  • It is necessary to recognise traffic safety as an important social (inter)national problem.

  • Consumer culture and car industry send wrong messages and values.

  • Traffic accidents are not happening by chance, they are caused by careless breaking of the existing traffic law.

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Public and media

  • Campaign for traffic responsible behaviour “Don’t wait until it happens to You”

  • Press conference with Mayor of Pula

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Work of our Association

“Do not wait that it

happens to You”

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Signing the Petiton for sharpening of punishment to driverswho are doing particular heavy traffic offence

  • Pula, 6.10.2007.

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We handed Petition to the President of Croatian parliament, 23.4.2008.

  • 22.500 signatures

  • Suggestions for modification of Road safety Law

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Driving Licence is not Licence for Kill

  • “Open Letter” to the High Court, Ministry of Justice and Croatian State Attourney.

  • We requested and explanation as to why those that break the law so obviously, those who cause someone’s death or permanent disability, are punished so midly.

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Appeals to the Governament

  • Association has been invited by the Ministry of the Internal affairs and the Ministry of Justice.

  • We have suggested changes in Croatian traffic and criminal law.

  • We have contributed to the work of Traffic committee of the Croatian Parliament, and have become member of the Committee which works on National Plan to prevent child injuries.

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Our “New approach to Road Safety in Croatia”

  • Inspired by the project “Vision zero” from Scandinavia

  • Presented to Croatian Parliament, President, Prime minister, relevant ministers and to the public

  • Influence to:state institution, local government, other NGO, prevention and education, public opinion

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Aim of Association is that Goverment found a Centre for traffic safety in Croatia

  • Centre would:

    - systematically and continually coordinate the work of all relevant institutions, experts, NGOs … for realising “Vision 0” (zero traffic deaths and serious injuries),

    - sistematically help for traffic victims and their families.

    -set up State register of road traffic victims

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Key problems in Croatia traffic safety in Croatia

  • The sentencing is still too lenient.

  • Justly punishing is often not employed.

  • Trials takes forever …

    - which increase the trauma of the families of victims.

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Legal Help traffic safety in Croatia

  • Useful advices to the road traffic victimes and their fammilies, on our web site.

  • We give support to the members during the court cases.

  • We help to have adequate

    information and responding to difficult or the controversial cases.

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Increasing public awareness traffic safety in Croatia

  • We encourage journalists to follow the trials and inform the public about the problems of our members.

  • Informing the media in suspected court cases.

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Humanitarian rock concerts traffic safety in Croatia

  • To help disabled and injured members of the Association

  • Motorcycle club Twin Horn

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Victims Rememberance Day traffic safety in Croatia 18.11.2007.

  • Shoes as a symbol to those that can not ever wear them again

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Day of our Association traffic safety in Croatia

  • We published “In memoriam” to all those that died in all traffic accidents, in collaboration with Croatian Auto-Club (HAK)

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Victims Rememberance Day 2008. traffic safety in Croatia

Meting of Association for

Slavonija and


Osijek, 14.11.

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Rememberance Day in Zagreb traffic safety in Croatia

Lightening 619 candles for 619 victims of road traffic in Croatia in 2007.

Mirogoj, 16.11.

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Rememmberance Day in Pula traffic safety in Croatia

Cityzens and members of Istrian goverment, Goverment of Pula, Istrian Police lightened the candles.

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Candels for victims in Istria traffic safety in Croatia

Photo exhibition “Black side of the road”

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“We had right for life, too” traffic safety in Croatia

In memoriam

Educative materials

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Light of hope with FEVR traffic safety in Croatia

World campaign: invitation to cityzens to light the candels on their windows

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Tree for life, Pula 17.11. traffic safety in Croatia

Planting trees in memory and tribute to road traffic victims in Pula Cemetery

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Tree for life traffic safety in Croatia

Students of Eko High School Pula


City Pula

Foundation for civil society of Istria

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We are all responsable traffic safety in Croatia

“Saving one life will save a whole world”

Thank You!

Dedicated to Jasmina Čelica and all road traffic victims