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Barricades in front of Bieb il-Bombi

Barricades in front of Bieb il-Bombi for pedestrian safety

Transport Malta will be installing barricades on the central strip of Triq Nazzjonali, Floriana, to direct pedestrians in using the subway to cross the road.  

Despite the appropriately built subway numerous pedestrians opt to perilously cross multiple lanes.  Transport Malta’s intervention is designed to reduce the risk accidents in one of the busiest roads in Malta. 

Ministry officials are cleaning the subway each day and the Ministry has recently installed security cameras to help improve safety for users.

Transport Malta urges drivers to keep on the lookout, adhere to road signs and instructions from officials on site for the safety of workers. The works to install the barricades will start tonight and will be carried out throughout the week, between 20:00 and 03:00 each night to minimise disruption.  The road will not be closed.

Children’s Day

Transport Malta, The Malta Road Safety Council and the Commissioner for Children team up to raise awareness on child road safety.  Transport Malta produced a series of graphics and radio adverts on three main issues that can determine the children’s safety whilst commuting.  The campaign was launched a few days before 20th November, Children’s Day.

 

Seatbelts

The campaign urges everyone to wear their seatbelt; even when riding at the back with a special emphasis on children.

 

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Car Seats

The second poster is about car seats.  There is lack of information on which car seat to use.  Too many people do not know that there are different categories of car seats.  We urge parents to research and get the right car seat for their children.

 

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Smoking

Passive smoking is very harmful.  It is surely harmful in an enclosed space like a car and especially harmful for children.  We urge everyone not to smoke in the car when their kids are around.

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Freshers’ Week 2016

Eyes on the road

Transport Malta aired a new PSA, as part of the ‘Respect on the road’ campaign, yesterday evening.  The campaign, launched last month, has various phases and will continue over the coming weeks.  The campaign messages are being aired on TV, social media and played on radio stations.  Transport Malta and the Malta Road Safety Council embarked on an educational campaign to raise awareness on road safety.  The campaign is expanding on other issues along the coming weeks with the aim to raise the level of our driving and make roads safer.

In this context, Transport Malta welcomes the launch of the public consultation on the penalty point system for all drivers.  This is a step forward to improve road safety.

The latest PSA tells the second story from the series ‘eyes on the road’ which raises awareness on the consequences of distracted driving. 

The PSA tells the story of a mother who runs over a cyclist. She was communicating with her husband while driving on her way to her daughter’s party. 

Transport Malta and the Malta Road Safety Council remind drivers of the consequences of distracted driving and asks them to keep their eyes on the road.

More on the campaign here.

Better professional drivers on our roads

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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence 

The Driver CPC will become obligatory on the 10th of September 2016. By law, as from this date, only persons holding this qualification may drive goods carrying vehicles against payment. The aim is to strengthen the skills of professional drivers and to improve safety on our roads.

Drivers of Goods Carrying Vehicles who did not yet obtain the Driver CPC qualification need to apply for the course by not later than the 10th of September 2016.

List of Approved Training Providers is available on

http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport/approved-training-providers

Further information may be obtained on Transport Malta freephone 80072393 or by email to cpc.tm@transport.gov.mt

Students have their say

Students on road safety

The Malta Road Safety Council met students of St. Nicholas College in Rabat to hear their opinion on road safety.  Road safety awareness is imperative from a very young age.

Hon. Joe Mizzi, the minister for Transport and Infrastructure attended the event to hear what the students had to say.

Love on the road

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On the occasion of St. Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to love, the Malta Road Safety Council continues its campaign towards road safety by conveying the following message to all road users.

As a council we urge everyone to show respect on our roads, sharing this love by being courteous and considerate to other road users, be they drivers, bikers, passengers or pedestrians.

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Respect should continue beyond this day and every day, we should all do our part when using the roads.

Showing respect entails driving carefully and attentively, caring about our children, having them properly seated with their seats belts on, giving mobiles a break, observing road regulations and paying attention when crossing the roads.

 Show respect on our roads. #loveroad

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This is a joint initiative of the Malta Road Safety Council and Transport Malta.
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Electronic Lane Changing Signs – St. Venera Tunnels

Electronic Lane Changing Signs – St. Venera Tunnels

 

Works will be carried out on the Electronic Lane Changing Signs in the tunnels of St. Venera, today between 21:00hrs and 05:00hrs.

 

During works, traffic direction to Paola will proceed through one lane only.

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Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Any inconvenience is regretted.

 

 

Line markings in Saqqajja Hill Rabat

Continuation of line markings in Saqqajja Hill Rabat

 

Following re-surfacing works in Saqqajja Hill Rabat, Transport Malta notifies that the road will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions this evening between 21:00hrs and 05:30hrs, to continue with the painting of line markings.

 

If possible avoid the area during these times.  Drivers are to follow the signs and instructions by officials on site.

 

Any inconvenience is regretted.