It was held at the Centro Studi Americani in Palazzo Mattei in Rome, the presentation of the initiative “Comrades in safety”, promoted by DEKRA Italy with the participation of Police. The project is aimed at Italian students and teachers, in a path of learning, culture and prevention to promote road safety on two wheels, across the platform “Civically”, which reaches 7 thousand teachers of secondary schools of I and II degree in Italy.
Road safety young people
The project to promote road safety in young people is sponsored by Cnel, saw the involvement of two high schools, the “GF Porporato” of Turin el‘IIS “Gaetano De Saints” di Roma. Overall 60 students, who attended away Zoom together with their teachers and school leaders. Furthermore, through the platform “Digital education“Reserved for teachers and accessible to link, each school can take part in the initiative and download the teaching materials for free.
“Road safety is a complex phenomenon, where communication and culture play a fundamental role – has explained Toni Purcaro, Chairman Dekra Italia e Executive Vice President Dekra Group – for this reason the ‘Comrades in safety’ initiative takes on great importance and we are proud to propose it in a dynamic and vital context such as the school one.
In particular, the presence of teachers offers interesting opportunities, given their role as educators, which is essential for transmitting to children the cardinal principles of respect and tolerance on the road in all circumstances, driving a vehicle and on foot.“.
Scooters and young people: “Comrades in safety”
“Comrades in safety” allowed the young people who attended to share a valid path of study and awareness, acquiring awareness of risks which present the means of transport and a more articulated knowledge of rules on the matter.
Dekra Italia has made a composed kit from a volume, gadgets and an educational guide with laboratory ideas, data and technical analyzes, to reflect on safety in circulation on two-wheeled vehicles, such as bikes and scooters.
Furthermore, during the presentation, a storytelling video was projected on the correct use of means of transport, which involved young students with simple and direct messages.
“It is a project created thanks to the sensitivity and social responsibility of Dekra, aimed at high school young people and aimed at activating in children the awareness of respect for the rules“. He declares it Roberto Sgalla, prefect and director of the Center for American Studies. “The goal of the campaign promoted by Dekra is to stimulate the emotional element of young people to fully protect their lives “.
And on the reform of the new highway code, the prefect recognizes steps forward, but concludes that “There would be a need for a structural reform, especially on three still unresolved elements such as the identification of scooters, the use of mandatory helmets and the insurance element“.
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