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AMET announces Road Safety Week events

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (AMET) has announced a series of events for next week to mark Global Road Safety Week. The aim is to reach more than half a million people in order to stress the importance of respecting traffic rules, as reported in El Nuevo Diario.

According to AMET director General Frener Bello Arias, “the events are aimed directly at raising public awareness of the importance of respecting Law 241, which governs traffic and the use of the nation’s roads. In this way we are trying to prevent accidents and loss of life.”

The general said that for the second year running AMET has launched nationwide radio and television campaigns combined with the printed media.

He added that the most vulnerable people are motorcycle users, pedestrians, passengers and cyclists.

On Monday, 16 November the use of seatbelts will be emphasized, and white will be the color of the day. Tuesday, 17 November will be a blue day, and the initiatives will address the use of cell phones while driving. On Wednesday, the color black will be used, and the AMET will dedicate efforts to safe driving by motorcyclists and the importance of using helmets. On Thursday, with the color red, the lessons will focus on respecting traffic lights, and on Friday, an orange day, will stress the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving. On Saturday 21 November, the color will be yellow and the lessons will be focused on observing speed limits.

Source: DR1

Nov 12, 2015

Category: DR News |

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