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Secondary students participate in a March against traffic accidents After the March a manifesto was read with the conclusion of the Second Road Safety Conference, organized by the City Council, dedicated to raise awareness among young people about th (24/11/2017)

Secondary students of the IES "Mar Menor" and "Ruiz de Alda" of San Javier have participated today in a symbolic March for the victims of traffic accidents with which the Second Road Safety Day organized by the council of Safety of the City of San Javier, which this year was aimed at raising awareness among young people of the effects of alcohol on driving.

The March was headed by the mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, the councilor for Security Teresa Foncuberta, the general director of Carretera José Antonio Fernández and the deputy chief of Traffic in Murcia, Francisco Jiménez, together with the local police chief, participating students and Francisco Alcolea, president of the Association Pro-Vida of Victims of Traffic Accidents of the Region of Murcia, Asprovit, which has collaborated in the development of the Day.

A representative of Asprovit read a manifesto in the Plaza de España, in San Javier, where the accent was placed on the roads, as well as on the professionalized protocols of attention to the victims, as in the media treatment they receive, among others. aspects.

"The accident is a pandemic that affects us all, but begins with oneself," concluded the manifesto that ended with a minute of silence for the victims.

According to the deputy head of Traffic in Murcia, Francisco Jiménez, of the 56 deaths by accident registered in the Region so far this year, 18 have occurred in interurban stretches, so as the rest of those present highlighted the opportunity of this type of actions among young people "which is the group that assumes the most risks".

Councilor for Security Teresa Foncuberta explained that young people, between 16 and 17 years old, have received talks and "high impact" screenings about real cases so that they know the effects that alcohol can have when it comes to driving.

Simulated glasses with 0.8 blood alcohol allowed young people to experience the danger of driving in that state.

The Mayor of San Javier José Miguel Luengo also pointed out the importance of this type of action with young people who will soon be driving, as well as the need to coordinate efforts among all the administrations and sectors involved to reduce road accidents, which Five years in decline has rebounded in the last year, as the general director of Highways, José Antonio Fernández warned.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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