Road safety education is an essential tool for road safety. The Local Police is an educating agent of the first order, being necessary to have updated information on the different didactic resources, programmes and new methodologies promoted by the DGT with different groups of society.
Local police officers from the Region of Murcia participated last week in the conference ‘Local Police and Road Safety Education – Experiences and New Methodologies’.
This conference took place in Murcia on the 17th and 18th and was aimed at local police officers from the Region of Murcia. They were held at the facilities of the School of Training and Innovation of Public Administrations of the CARM (EFIAP), in collaboration with the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT).
With the attendance of local police officers from the Region of Murcia with specific functions in road safety, mobility and road safety education, they have contributed to the updating and dissemination of good practices in road safety education.
This initiative represents an important challenge for local police forces in achieving the accident reduction targets of the Road Safety Strategy 2030.
Municipalities from the Region of Murcia, such as Mazarrón, San Javier, Cartagena, as well as from outside the Region in the case of Elche, have shared projects and experiences in the field of road safety education, within a framework of collaboration and sharing among all attendees.
Specifically, the projects presented by each of the municipalities were ‘Local Police and STARS Project’, from the Local Police of Mazarrón, by Magdalena Valverde Sánchez; ‘BICIBÚS. (STARS Project)’ of the CEIP Joaquín Carrión Valverde, of the Local Police of San Javie, by Jose Mª Molina Buendía; ‘Road Safety Education aimed at vulnerable groups’, of the School of Public Safety of Cartagena, by Víctor Javier Navarro Iñíguez; ‘Life is not in a hurry’, of the Local Police of Elche, by Julio Fernández Bernal and Laura Rico Román.
Throughout the conference, experiences carried out in other police forces have been addressed, dealing in a multidisciplinary way with activities related to mobility and road safety education, highlighting the special work carried out daily by the DGT by its provincial head, Virginia Jerez, as well as the coordinators of Road Safety Education, Berta Cavero and María Úbeda. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on their excellent work.