Safety equipment

Most of the Passengers in the Busses Don't Wear Seat Belts

Following the tragedy near Svoge, parliament obliged all buses to be fitted with belts.

"The penalties for non-compliance are big. If the passenger rides without a seat belt, the bus driver will have to pay a fine of BGN 1,500 and the carrier company - BGN 3,000, " Petar Zahariev, of the National Association of Bus Carriers, said for NOVA TV.

Prosecutor's Office in Russia: The Forests in Siberia Were Deliberately Ignited to Cover Illegal Logging

Eco-activists say nearly irreparable damage to the nature has been done in the region of Siberia.

The huge fires that swept the Siberian forests were deliberately ignited. This was stated by the Russian prosecutor's office.

Investigators say the fire, which covered two and a half million hectares, was lit to cover up illegal logging.

Hospitals workers raise alarm about inadequate fire safety

Most hospitals in Greece are not adequately protected against fires, according to the national union of public hospital workers, POEDIN.
In a statement on Monday, POEDIN said that just 10 hospitals have fire safety certificates, and that even in those cases there are areas of the hospitals not covered by the safety certificates.

Driver in latest railroad crossing accident was intoxicated

Mihajlovic, who is in charge of transport, construction, and infrastructure in the Serbian government, was responding to questions from journalist in Belgrade when she made the statement.

The 21-year-old driver, the sole occupant of the car, escaped without visible injuries, Tanjug reported, adding that he was under medical observation.

Bus Passengers in Bulgaria who are not Wearing Seat belts Face BGN 50 Fine

Sofia. Bus passengers not wearing seat belts will be fined BGN 50, said MP from GERB and Deputy Chairperson of the Transport Committee Stanislav Ivanov, commenting on the amendments to the Roads Act that will introduce a requirement for buses to be equipped with video recorders and seat belts, Focus News Agency reports.