University to build children’s traffic park
Ulyanovsk State University has broken ground for a children’s traffic park, which will be constructed as part of the federal Traffic Safety Awareness project envisioning creation of similar experimental centers all over Russia in
The project aims to reduce the number of road accidents involving children through theoretical and practical traffic safety educational programs designed specifically for the younger generation.
The traffic park will occupy a large area a 15-minute drive away from the main campus and feature a 760 sq.m. two-floor building with classrooms, conference halls and car display areas. Practical education will include training on park roads, where learners will be able to use electric cars.
The new educational center is expected to open its doors in late 2009.