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11 February 2013

Richard Martinez, Advisor to Law Enforcement Agencies for the EU Advisory Group in Armenia (a project fully funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP) assisted public hearings on road safety held by the Defence of National Safety and Internal Affairs Permanent Committee of the Armenian National Assembly on 14 December.

Martinez stressed that it was good that Armenian traffic law is based on the 1998 Vienna Convention and agreed that there should be a unique, all-encompassing code of law: ‘This is of course a process that should be undertaken by the Armenian authorities but international experience will be valuable and we are ready to provide assistance’.

Martinez added that road safety was a matter of combining finance and infrastructure improvement, and that training workshops should be organised for the police, drivers, pedestrians, as well as the media and civil society.

Martinez concluded by saying: ‘I also want to say that the drivers should be aware of the dangers of road accidents; they should be aware that there will be a strict enforcement of the law. In Armenia there should be a confident coalition between the traffic police, the police in general and the citizenry’.

rings on r

Richard Martinez, Advisor to Law Enforcement Agencies for the EU Advisory Group in Armenia (a project fully funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP) assisted public hearings on road safety held by the Defence of National Safety and Internal Affairs Permanent Committee of the Armenian National Assembly on 14 December. Martinez stressed that it was good that Armenian traffic law is based on the 1998 Vienna Convention and agreed that there should be a unique, all-encompassing code of law: ‘This is of course a process that should be undertaken by the Armenian authorities but international experience will be valuable and we are ready to provide assistance’. Martinez added that road safety was a matter of combining finance and infrastructure improvement, and that training workshops should be organised for the police, drivers, pedestrians, as well as the media and civil society. Martinez concluded by saying: 'I also want to say that the drivers should be aware of the dangers of road accidents; they should be aware that there will be a strict enforcement of the law. In Armenia there should be a confident coalition between the traffic police, the police in general and the citizenry'.