During the week of road safety, which this year falls from 17 to 23 May, AmberOne A1 Motorway joins forces with the Pomeranian and Kujawsko-Pomeranian Voivodeship Command of Police and Voivodeship Inspectorate of Transport from Gdansk and Bydgoszcz, to jointly conduct educational and preventive activities aimed at increasing awareness of drivers traveling on the motorway.
During the planned activities, the Operator’s employees and the Police intend to remind drivers of the dangers on the road, resulting from excessive speed, fatigue or inattention. Leaflets on this subject will be distributed at all motorway gates. In addition, drivers who exceed the permitted speed of 140 km/h on the motorway will receive leaflets informing them of the speed exceeded, together with accident statistics. During the safety week, vehicle inspections will be carried out at motorway junctions. In addition, throughout the week of safety actions on the motorway there will be increased control of the speed of vehicles, conducted by marked and unmarked police patrols.
The actions carried out under the safety week will also be joined by the units of the Pomeranian and Kujawsko-Pomeranian Voivodeship Inspector of the Road Transport Authority, which will check the technical condition of coaches and heavy goods vehicles and conduct other inspection activities.
At the end of the safety week on Saturday 22 May from 10.00 to 18.00 on MOP Olsze West the first of several events scheduled this year from the cycle Count to zero – that is, zero fatalities on the motorway will be held. As part of the event, a dedicated interactive animated and educational installation was prepared, which touches on four aspects of safety on the motorway, which is also the most common reasons of road accidents: speed, fatigue, deconcentration, maintaining an adequate distance between vehicles.
The aim of the activities is to increase the safety and comfort for everybody travelling on the AmberOne A1 Motorway.
Unfortunately 2020 was a sad record year for fatalities on the AmberOne A1 Motorway, with eight fatalities. Post-accident analysis indicate that the main causes of fatal accidents are, in addition to excessive speed, falling asleep, fatigue or inattention resulting from use of electronic devices.
Safety is our second name, which is why we challenge drivers:
Count to zero!
Let’s fight together for Zero fatalities on the motorway, because sometimes zero is the best result!