We wish a safe journey for the 25 cyclists from ten different countries who will ride from Sweden through German and Swiss cities, covering over 1700 km that will end in Geneva on Monday the 13th of April. They will be calling for an immediate and unconditional implementation of the 13-year old, final and binding, boundary decision and an end to Ethiopia's illegal occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories, including the town of Badme.
You can follow the Cycling Tour by following their blog at: http://eritrean-smart.org
It's Friday and we hope you're having fun! Just a reminder: Don't drink and drive and don't ride with anyone who has too much to drink. Enjoy the prank and share!
Qolahta, a highly recommended Eri-TV program. This time with focus on the growing traffic accidents. Watch & share. Please don't forget to invite friends to "like" ERTSA!
Dear friends of Eritrean Road Traffic Safety Association (ERTSA)
It is with deep sadness ERTSA get another devastating news about a tragic accident that has claimed 17 persons life. Our heartfelt condolences goes to their family, friends and community. We hope those who have been injured will recover quickly so they can continue with their lives.
This week's challenge: Get 100 more likes!
Is it too modest? we can together increase the heat in the house! invite more friends and let people know the good work ERTSA is doing in Eritrea, because no one should have to suffer serious injuries or die in traffic a accident.
Shabait.com report on the distribution of reflectors by ERTSA:
National Association of Road Traffic Safety distributes safety materials
Asmara, 11 January 2014 – The National Association of Road Traffic Safety has distributed safety materials for pedestrians and bicycle rides in line with its current goal of reducing instances of traffic accidents by 10%....
Mr. Estifanos Habtemariam, Chairman of the Association, noted the importance of such materials vis-à-vis driving in darkness. He further disclosed that the materials were extended by a group of nationals residing in Sweden, and that more than 10,000 of them have already been distributed.
Among the inhabitants of the Central region, Mr. Yonatan Woldai, Hermela Tesfai and Kisanet Andemariam said that proper application of the safety materials saves life, and that continued efforts need to be exerted with a view to nurturing behavioral change in this connection.
Established in 2008, the National Association of Road Traffic Safety is engaged in reducing instances of road traffic accident in collaboration with line ministries, Administration of the Central region and other organizations, as well as volunteers.
The five pillars of global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 are:
Building road safety management capacity
Improving the safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks
Further developing the safety of vehicles
Enhancing the behavior of road users...
Improving post-crash care