Press Releases 2013

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 68/2013

15,000 more cycle helmets from Cyta for children visiting the Cyprus Police Road Safety Park

For the fifth consecutive year, Cyta has donated cycle helmets to the Traffic Department of the Cyprus Police to be given to children visiting the Police Road Safety Park in Nicosia.

Through its donation of 15,000 new helmets, Cyta has confirmed its unwavering and substantial contribution and its support of the efforts by the competent authorities to cultivate road safety awareness, especially among young children. The helmets are offered to all organised groups of children visiting the park to receive theoretical and practical instruction on Road Safety issues from the Traffic Department’s professional instructors. Over and above the messages that they carry regarding Road Safety, the Cyta helmets, which come in specially-designed packaging bearing messages relevant to children, also offer protection for other activities such as skating.

The continued support of the work of the Police Road Safety Park, and the organisation of special seminars in army camps throughout Cyprus, are initiatives undertaken in the framework of Cyta’s commitment to the European Road Safety Charter and the Organisation’s continuing contribution to Road Safety, with the emphasis on cultivating awareness among young people.

It is worth noting that 15 October marked one year since the day when Cyta, in cooperation with the Police and the Ministry of Education & Culture and, of course, 1,196 children from all over Cyprus, succeeded in being recognised by Guinness World Records™ for holding the largest-ever gathering of people wearing cycle helmets. The achievement is noted on the Guinness World Records website, honouring the children of Cyprus and the organisations that supported the initiative: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-7000/largest-gathering-of-people-wearing-helmets-(2)/ .

For more information about Cyta’s contribution to Road Safety issues, visit https://www.cyta.com.cy/search?q=road%20safety.

 

Communications and Public Relations
30 October 2013