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Safe Driving Training For Employees

January 28, 2009 – At the time when one-fifth of drivers in Serbia are not familiar with basic traffic signs, and 70% of candidates in driving schools never try sudden braking or avoiding a road obstacle, Telenor has organized a safe driving training for its employees. At a three-day training course, more than 500 Telenor employees will undergo various tests and experience several crash-related situations.

The basic safe driving course is organized in cooperation with the National Driving Academy and traffic police. Knowledge acquired at the course for Telenor employees will improve both their personal and general traffic safety. 

The theoretical part offers a basic overview of the drivers’ rights and obligations, and the patterns of risky behavior. The practical part includes simulations of unexpected traffic situations.

Trainees are taken through realistic yet perfectly safe collisions at speeds ranging between 5 and 12 km/h, simulation of a rollover, and tests of individual reaction time and peripheral vision. 

According to the National Driving Academy, 60% of Serbian drivers get caught in traffic offense at least once a year, and the daily death toll related to traffic accidents is between two and three. Most fatal accidents are due to speeding, which is dedicated special attention during the training.

Nearly 2,000 Telenor employees in Serbia underwent some form of company-sponsored training in 2008 alone.