İzmir Metropolitan Municipality started to mark the ground within the scope of the Ministry of Interior's 'Priority of Life, Priority of the Pedestrian' campaign. 170 separate points, school and pedestrian crossings began to be applied 'Pedestrian First' image, will spread to the whole of Izmir after the central districts.
The Ministry of Interior declared 2019 the year of Y Pedestrian Priority Traffic '. Throughout the country 'Priority of Life, Priority of the pedestrian' campaign started with the slogan about the ground marking will be made in Izmir at 170 point. Prepared to draw attention to pedestrian priority in traffic 'Pedestrian First' images will be drawn in front of the pedestrian and school crossings so that drivers can see. Thus, the drivers are warned by ground / ground signs to slow down and give pedestrians the right to pass by stopping. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Transportation Traffic Services Branch Directorate initiated by the study, the city center will then spread to 30 district.
Right of first pedestrian
2918, Article 74 of the Road Traffic Act No. 26 October 2018 has made a significant change in the history. According to the new regulation, drivers have to slow down when approaching pedestrian or school crossings with intersection entrances and exits designated by traffic signs or signs that do not have an authorized person or lighted traffic signs, and stop pedestrians passing through or, if any, giving the first pass.
The first visual warning was made in Halit Ziya Boulevard
With the amendment of the law, a campaign was initiated to mark the roads across the country to be implemented in schools or pedestrian crossings on important and priority roads of the city, where the speed limit is less than 30 km / h and which does not have a signaling system. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality applied the first 'Pedestrian First' image on Halit Ziya Boulevard in this context. Karataş, Buca and Bornova Traffic Services Branch Directorate of the Department of Transportation continues to mark the ground, the application will be implemented at different points of the city 170.
Reduction in accidents started
According to the data of the Ministry of Interior, kampanya Priority of Life, Priority of the Pedestrian ayan campaign started under the slogan in the first six months throughout the country; 12,3 percent of total fatal and injured accidents, 31,3 percent of fatal accidents, 12 percent of injured accidents, 35,2 percent of casualties and 13,1 percent of casualties were reduced.