Online Olympiad “Safe Roads” has started

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From November 1 to November 20, the All-Russian Olympiad “Safe Roads” will be held on the platform. The annual online competition tests and improves the road literacy of students in grades 1-9. The organizers of the Olympiad are the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation together with the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and ANO National Priorities.

“In order to achieve this goal, sections of roads are being built and reconstructed under the national project, road infrastructure is being developed, the best proven technologies are being used,” said Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, “However, it is important to understand that road safety also depends on each of us—to remind The All-Russian Olympiad “Safe Roads” will allow you and your children to learn the necessary rules for safe behavior on the roads,” he said.

Compared to previous seasons of the Olympiad, the number of tasks has decreased, but a clearer distribution by age groups has appeared: from 1st to 4th, from 5th to 6th, and from 7th to 9th grades. Scenarios use new locations and situations close to real life circumstances. This makes the tasks more visual, interesting and practical.

— This year we tried to make the Safe Roads Olympiad even more useful and close to the reality of schoolchildren. The main change is that now the students are waiting for four mandatory training tasks, only after which they can start solving the Olympiad. This equalizes the chances of all participants to give correct answers and brings additional educational value, – said Ilya Parshin, CEO of the educational online platform, – The guys are waiting for new locations and situations, for example, preparing for a bike ride. Many topics of tasks are presented in a new reading, so that the Olympiad would be interesting for both newly joined schoolchildren and those who participated in previous Olympiads,” he said.

The online competition is held for the third year in a row with the support of the Safe Quality Roads national project. Almost 5 million schoolchildren have improved their road literacy level through participation in the Olympiad.

– Preserving the life and health of children while participating in road traffic has been and remains the top priority of the State traffic inspectorate, therefore we fully support projects aimed at preventing road traffic accidents with their participation. The format of the online Olympiad is valuable in that it makes the process of teaching children the basics of safe behavior on the roads informative and unobtrusive, and also involves an unlimited number of participants in it,” said Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Traffic Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Police Major General Oleg Ponaryin.

Participation in the Olympiad takes place at the educational platform. To pass the tasks, you need to register on the online platform and go to the Olympiad page from your personal account. Before you start the competition, you need to practice. You can complete tasks at home with the possible participation of parents.

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