Road safety prevention has become part of the police experience exchange program with Rhineland-Palatinate
Road safety prevention found its place in the 2019 Cooperation Program between the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Interior and Sport of the province of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The work on the program began last year, with the main focus being on police prevention activities.
Within the program’s framework, a visit of a Bulgarian delegation was organized in the German province. Participants in it were Senior commissioner Blagorodna Makeva, Deputy director of the National Police General Directorate, Commissioner Rosen Rapchev, Head of the Traffic Police department, and chief expert Tsetska Zhelyazkova from the International Cooperation and International Projects unit. In the city of Ludwigshafen the Bulgarian delegation was received by Police President Thomas Ebling. He pointed out that the cooperation between the two ministries is continuing successfully and is an expression of the excellent communication between police experts from both countries.
The Bulgarian police delegation was invited to observe the presentations of the security units, which were part of the program for the celebrations of the Rhineland-Palatinate Day.
The delegation, led by senior commissioner Makeva, got also acquainted with the work of the Prevention Center in Ludwigshafen. The hosts gave lectures and made presentations related to road safety prevention, and informed the Bulgarian colleagues about their long-term programs and prevention strategies.
In the police school in Ludwigshafen, the Bulgarian delegation watched a demonstration of the work of the system Pro Vi da. The technical equipment is mounted in a non-branded police car. It allows for measuring the speed, but also the distance. In addition, it can also take photos and capture a concrete violation, and the officer is able to communicate with other vehicles, even during driving, in order to control the traffic.