Road Safety and Driver-Oriented Driving Training Project: General Directorate of Istanbul Electricity Tramway and Tunnel Enterprises (IETT) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) Turkey Sustainable Cities aims to make journeys safer in Istanbul in cooperation with "Road safety and driver-oriented driving training project Ild training was given to drivers.
In the trainings carried out at IETT Anadolu Garage in Küçükbakkalköy, theoretically, road and driving safety, stress management in traffic were discussed, while in practice, sudden braking, speed control on wet roads, safe rotation and ergonomic driving techniques were taught.
IETT Service Improvement Manager Ryan Bektas, Turkey WRI Office of Sustainable Cities said they undertook the coordination of the projects carried out in cooperation.
Bektas stated that the project consists of 2 basic phase and said:
Dı In the first stage, road safety experts were carried out by the road safety experts on the lines we determined according to the type of accidents and the accident rate. In these studies, topics such as intersections, signaling and location of stops were analyzed. These analyzes will be reported according to the relevant standards and shared with the relevant ones and we will minimize the problems caused by the way of causing accidents. Training was carried out at 2 stage. In the classroom trainings, safe driving, road and passenger safety, and stress management trainings were planned and a team of 180 personnel, including 60 drivers and 240 supervisors, received training. In the same way, we developed a training project where we can measure driving performances with the black box application. This will be a driver-driven training. The main purpose of our project is to increase the quality of service in public transportation as well as to ensure that our passengers reach the point they want to reach in the safest and most comfortable way and that our drivers perform a safe driving. Proj
WRI's Sustainable Cities Project Coordinator, Turkey Pinar Kose also noted that last year's October-November İETT project developed in conjunction with the General Directorate.
Kose, aims to find the road and vehicle and human factors that lead to traffic accidents and solutions, said it was to minimize accidents.