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Healthy Cities CZ

Healthy Cities
of the Czech Republic

Healthy Cities held the "Days without Accidents 2017" campaign

Involving annually a number of Healthy cities, towns and regions, and held mainly in the first half of June, the campaign called “Days without Accidents” is aimed at accident prevention. The awareness activities, which are organised as part of this campaign, were focused primarily on road traffic accidents and accidents in schools and sports grounds. Since the most vulnerable group to be involved in road traffic accidents are children and the elderly, a series of lectures were held in nurseries and primary schools, and special events were also dedicated to the safety of the elderly. Furthermore, first aid training to provide assistance in case of injuries and accidents was an essential part of the campaign.

Targeted prevention can effectively reduce accidents and mitigate the consequences, which has already been demonstrated in many cities and also on the basis of measurements. To prevent road traffic accidents, cities can use proven methodologies such as the “Safe Journey to School” programme or the “Ride a Bike Only with a Helmet” campaign. Days without Accidents in Healthy Cities are also supported by the National Institute of Public Health and its locally competent offices.