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Latvia

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

Total number of LX: 666

Accidents in 2007: 47
Accidents in 2008: 57
Accidents in 2009: 31

Fatalities in 2007: 34
Fatalities in 2008: 27
Fatalities in 2009: 25

Awareness measures

- Common press release sent to Latvian media channels and also organize one of our “Special events”

- Security lesson in the Latvian Railway Museum.

- Railway security lessons is one of the activities of our PR
department in cooperation with Technical inspection of Latvian Railway. We organize these lessons during the whole year in schools around the country, especially (more often) we visit schools which are located more closely to railway infrastructure. In these lessons our specially trained people educate children and youth how to behave at the railways, stations and trains. These lessons have gaming structure – games, role plays, movies, animation, prizes. -Latvian Railway together with TV channel LNT organized the campaign for youngsters “Train is stronger” to get them more aware of the danger at rails. -Other campaign with Latvian Radio 1 is still in progress (May, June, July)

- it is also oriented for younger generation and has to lines: “Don’t use headphones while on the road” and “Rails are not the playground”.

- From time to time we also put our specially made animation movies (made by Latvian famous animation studio) on national TV channels. Posters in train stations in the whole country.

Partners
- LDZ (Latvian Railways)