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_Latvijas dzelzceļš (Latvian Railway, LDz)

Maris Osolz
maris.ozols ldz.lv
+371 672 32873

_Contact names Press/Communication person(s) :
_Mrs. Antra Birzule-Germane
_Head of the Public Relations Department of the SJSC Latvijas dzelzcels (Latvian Railway)
_+371 6723 4909
_email: antra.birzule ldz.lv

_Mr. Maris Ozols
_Media Relations Manager of the SJSC Latvijas dzelzcels (Latvian Railway)
_+371 6723 2873
email: maris.ozols ldz.lv

Company’s website : http://www.ldz.lv
Twitter page: VAS_LDz
Youtube: Latvijasdzelzcels


Total number of LX in 2007: 750
Total number of LX in 2008: 689
Total number of LX in 2009: 666
Total number of LX in 2010: 556
Total number of LX in 2011: 557

Accidents in 2007: 47
Accidents in 2008: 57
Accidents in 2009: 31
Accidents in 2010: 42
Accidents in 2011: 39

Fatalities in 2007: 34
Fatalities in 2008: 27
Fatalities in 2009: 25
Fatalities in 2010: 30
Fatalities in 2011: 18

Awareness measures

On the level crossing in Riga a demonstration of the collision between a train and a “human being” – a mannequin (weight: 80 kg, height: 1.85 cm) filled with a red filling – took place during the press conference https://vimeo.com/43595845

vilciens cilveks from Atruma Cilts on Vimeo.

-  Use of the ILCAD/EU Video "Just in time" on internet
-  Use of the ILCAD montage made for the ILCAD 2011 campaign
-  Use of the new ILCAD video ILCAD 2012
-  Use of the ILCAD posters
-  Use of the ILCAD logo: "Esi piesardzīgs uz pārbrauktuves
-  Support of the 2nd UIC/ILCAD drawing contest for children on level crossing safety, participation in the vote
-  State Joint Stock Company Latvijas dzelzceļš (Latvian railways) information pack on International level crossing day 2012 consists of:

Three CDs’:
-  Specially designed computer simulation – five collisions with a train and their consequences;
-  Animated films on how to act safely at level crossings;
-  Media invitations, press releases, media publicity (14 TV news spots, 10 radio news spots and 24 articles at newspapers and news portals).
Booklet What you must know about acting safely at level crossings
Information on main activities during the campaign
Separate package contains 3 different campaign posters

On 7 June 2012 – activities organized by State Joint Stock Company Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz)
-  In order to draw attention of the society and the mass media to safety on level crossings, SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš in cooperation with the Latvian State Police, Road Traffic Safety Department and the world-class Latvian motorcyclists organized several activities on 7 June 2012.
-  The campaign took place at the busiest level crossings in Riga and Daugavpils (one of the largest cities of Latvia).
-  Press conferences were held at the level crossings in Riga and Daugavpils at the same time.
-  On the level crossing in Riga a demonstration of the collision between a train and a “human being” – a mannequin (weight: 80 kg, height: 1.85 cm) filled with a red filling – took place during the press conference https://vimeo.com/43595845
-  On the level crossings involved in the campaign (4 in Riga and 1 in Daugavpils) motorcycles and LDz flags were disposed. Sportsmen together with LDz and the Latvian State Police distributed booklets What you must know about acting safely at level crossings to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
-  in June within the framework of the traffic safety campaign informative booklets will be available in 26 units of Road Traffic Safety Department in Latvia.
-  In June the Latvian State Police will draw particular attention to behavior of people at level crossings, thus organizing spot checks and distributing informative booklets to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
-  During June three different campaign posters will be displayed at all railway stations and in domestic trains.
-  A month before 7th of June LDZ organized more than 25 safety classes in several towns of Latvia. During these classes children played games and watched animated films thus learning how to behave at level crossings. In total, safety classes were attended by 2500 children.
Materials prepared for journalists:
-  Press release;
-  Specially designed computer simulation – five collisions with a train and their consequences;
-  Information on statistics;
-  Booklet What you must know about acting safely at level crossings;
-  CD (animated films on how to act safely at level crossings).

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Partners

  • The Latvian State Police
  • The Road Traffic Safety Department
  • The world-class Latvian motorcyclists