On 31.Dec. 2010 a new Traffic Act was passed and the Amendment Act of the laws related to that. The new Act will be enforced on 1. July 2011.
On 14. Sept. 2010 the ERA opened its new homepage (www.mnt.ee/liiklusseadus2011/), where information about the changes enforced by the new 2011 law is available. Changes are grouped under different topics, so that the road user can easily find the necessary information. The homepage is constantly supplemented by the ERA press releases about the amendments in the law.
Since Nov. 2010, the ERA homepage enables to watch video clips explaining the main changes in the new traffic law. These video clips can be watched in the YouTube environment as well: www.youtube.com/user/maanteeamet.
In addition to describing and explaining the changes in the new law, the homepage contains illustrative material which can be downloaded. There are tables comparing the wording of the old and the new law together with explanations. The homepage is available in Russian as well.
In Jan. 2011 the ERA produced a brochure about the new amended and supplemented requirements of the traffic law. Above all, traffic rules which are essential for safety are dealt with. The brochure provides short comments on the rules and references to the relevant sections and subsections in the law. It also introduces the most important new traffic signs and road markings by explaining their meaning. In the brochure, information is given by topics, which makes it easy for any road user to find the necessary information. The rules concerning safety equipment and children have been separately brought out.
In 2011 the ERA will continue informing the public about the new traffic law and compiling informative materials.