Liikenneturva is the central organisation for Finnish traffic safety work.
Its mission is to promote the safety of road traffic by influencing people’s attitudes and traffic behaviour. Liikenneturva uses various tools to achieve this: publicising and campaigning, taking care of traffic education with regards to different age groups and providing advanced training for vehicle drivers.
Liikenneturva’s operations are anchored in research information. It has its own research unit, statistics service and a large library from the sector.
Liikenneturva initiates debate about traffic safety issues and makes sure that safety is taken into consideration in all planning and decision-making that concerns traffic. The safety ideology is based on Vision: Zero which states that no one should die or get seriously injured in traffic.
Liikenneturva supports the efforts that are being conducted in municipalities and regions in order to promote traffic safety. The organisation trains public sector personnel and offers PR and traffic education materials for their disposal. Viable operative models, with focus on local work, are developed together with the municipalities and regional authorities.
Liikenneturva is the only national organisation of the field that has traffic safety as its main mission. Liikenneturva operates under the guidance of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Its funding is based on traffic insurance fees. The decision regarding the available funds is made annually by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
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Grand Prize to Maria KrafftSeptember 8. 2011
Maria Krafft, head of traffic and the environment at Folksam and associate professor of Traffic Medicine, Umeĺ University, awarded the Nordic Road Safety Council - Grand Prize of 5,000 euros, the organization's annual meeting in Visby.
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According to Liikenneturva roadside monitoring, the use of mobile phone without hands-free equipment is very common. The number of drivers talking on the mobile phone without a hands-free device has increased year by year, ever since the legislation... Read more
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