“Modernisation and Improvements of the Road Network in Ukraine” - Press Briefing on Road Safety Audit in Odesa

     On April 24 in Odesa, journalists learned about the "Black Spots" that lead to many car accidents on Ukrainian roads. Last year, more than 3,000 people perished because of them.

     Black spots - this is how the Road Audit experts call problem areas on the roads that arose during their design.

     The journalists were showed a photo of a pedestrian crossing, literally "cut" in the highway. Farmers with cattle often go through this transition creating thr possibility of road accidents.

     For several years the expert of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Ilie Bricicaru, together with Egis Ukraina, are conducting an audit of Ukrainian roads within the framework of the EIB technical assistance project "Modernization and Safety Improvement of the Road Network in Ukraine".

     In a press tour in Odesa with the support of "Internews-Ukraine" NGO, Ilie draw the attention of the widest possible audience to the problems of security on Ukrainian roads.

     "From the Ilie's lecture, I learned a lot of details that ordinary journalists usually do not pay attention to," said Anna Martyschuk, a journalist at ZIK TV channel (Lviv). "If they are covered, then designers of roads and profile departments will pay attention to them."