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Alhama hosts the First Conference of Safety for Seniors 60 (28/01/2015)

The Director General of Traffic, Virginia Jerez, visiting the city of Alhama de Murcia on Monday January 26 to present the First Conference of Safety for Seniors over 60 years, along with the Councillor for the City Police, Angela Sanchez.

Also involved the delegate in Murcia in the Motera Platform Road Safety, José Romero Albacete, who had the initiative and Ana Arques, director of the training center and the Blue Zone Driving Arques.

Virginia Jerez expressed that since the DGT were grateful for the invitation of the City Council to present the conference "PMSV driven by a cast of professional training in road and by agents of the state security forces, as well as Civil Protection" .

He stressed that these actions were focused on a common goal: "to save lives, find and make them safer city and intercity environments focused on a group that concerns us all, older people".

He added that the Strategic Road Safety Plan 2011/2020 establishing minimum indicators and one of them was "reduce by 10% the biggest died 64 years."

Dio data regarding 2014 in which the deceased in the region were from 30 to 40% of the national number (60-64 years) but that was due to fatal bus accident in Cieza.

"Within the minimum actions that will be developed in which you are going to do here: training information to the elders of his accident, and to ensure that medical examinations are optimal".

For his part, Councillor of Police of the City of Alhama Angela Sanchez, said when he presented the idea Romero Albacete had liked and therefore decided to overturn expressing these early rounds will be held at the Training Centre Side and Driving Arques sagging facilities, highlighting, also "the importance of the initiative is a pioneer in Spain.

The delegate José Romero, meanwhile, reported that the Platform, formed entirely by volunteers, whose main "job ensuring the safety of all road users and especially the group of those who do any kind of bike ".

He added that the purpose of the conference is that people over 60 who want to catch up on the rules and behavior when driving can.

"They are born as a response of the platform to the statistics presented by the DGT which shows that although in recent years the trend of road accidents tend to decrease in the group of older people, not only has not decreased, but on the contrary, has increased. "

Gave figures about pointing out that in the last year, 35% of the accidents have been implicated an older age.

The PMSV, continued, after studying these figures and the possibilities of this great group of people with ways to increase exponentially in the coming years, and noting that despite the great efforts of the DGT to try to reach the entire population informed of changes to major policy and the creation of electronic portal road, "discovered that ignorance and lack of recycling people, who for decades obtained their driving license makes it potentially future victims of accidents circulation to these people. "

The professionals who teach the course, linking different viewpoints, are: Ana Arques, a teacher training center Blue Zone "and the Magician Arques, Jose Lopez out of the local police, José A. Vicente, former policeman Traffic, Ana Belén García, president of Civil Protection to provide on matters go from the new regulatory rules of the road at a general level, preventing accidents face, or what to do if an emergency vehicle, among other issues.

The conference would begin in March and the Saturday morning with a duration of one and a half per quarter.

The maximum capacity is 30, for a group, or 60 for two.

Entries can already do to fill seats.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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