BESIP launches week-long road safety campaign
Monday, May 6th sees the beginning of a week-long campaign for road safety in the Czech Republic, this year focussing on pedestrians. On Monday, representatives of BESIP’s Road Safety Department (which falls under the Transport Ministry) launched a new ad featuring the country’s president, Miloš Zeman. In the video, Mr Zeman voiced support for the week-long campaign but also expressed opposition to what he termed “dangerous sports”, which he said directly or indirectly threatened young lives. He pointed specifically to rally car racing in the Czech Republic, a sport that has seen a number of fatalities in recent years, both of drivers and onlookers. The president voiced the opinion that such sports should be banned. The campaign wraps up on May 12.