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'Motocivisme in Salou: prevention, safety and civility in motorbikes and mopeds' from 10 to 15 July

'Motocivisme in Salou: prevention, safety and civility in motorbikes and mopeds' from 10 to 15 July

Salou. Costa Dorada. 10th July 2012. The Civil Protection Department of Public Safety and Mobility of the City of Salou, through the local police, will open 10 to 15 July, the campaign 'Motocivisme in Salou: prevention, safety and civility in motorbikes and mopeds. The initiative aims to reduce the accident rate of the group of motorcyclists through information, awareness of the actual numbers of accidents in the group, explained the causes of offenses, advice to prevent accidents and promote proper Free parking spaces enabled by these types of vehicles. With the summer season significantly increases the use of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles by the public, so this year, and using this awareness and prevention campaign, from the Department of Public Safety, Civil Protection and Mobility, s 'have created 44 new parking spaces. Salou has a total of 430 parking spaces free, enabled users of mopeds and motorcycles. From the Department of Transport has made a thorough study on the needs of motorcyclists to facilitate their mobility, fluidity and easy parking around the town. Some of these places are distributed as places where traffic increases considerably during the summer, so we can find places on the following key points: 45 seats for access to the beach from the Passeig Jaume I, 31 Street Carles Buigas places, 27 places on the Via Roma, 24 Barcelona street places, 12 places in the High Street, Columbus Street with 10 spaces and 10 parking lots in Plaza de la Sardana. The campaign and its own initiative in Salou, will be with the collaboration of the DGT and the Catalan Traffic Service. The risk of serious or fatal injuries when biking is eight times more than going by car, why prudence, good practice such as: the use of helmets, and the control of excessive or inappropriate speed of motorcyclists is vital. The offenses that cause most accidents in motorbikes and mopeds are improper turns, disregarding traffic lights and lane changes badly. The scooters have a risk similar to the large displacement motorcycles. Users 50 and 125 cc bikes with license B +3 have much higher rates of risk to users who have the same type A or A1 license. It also aims to promote a code of good practice, not just always use the approved helmet and buckled on his own safety but also to educate and inform motorcyclists about: ways to reduce and control noise from the motorcycles, the obligation to to park in parking spaces and not enabled the passage of pedestrians on sidewalks. Circumstances and practices that ensure respect, civility and the rest of the tourists and citizens of Salou. Marc Alarcón, councilor of Public Safety, Civil Protection and Mobility, said that "safe mobility by the municipality from the information and analyze the needs of users of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles, to improve fluidity in movement, are our goals as public servants. " Then, the councilman said that "the campaign is vital to avoid risk behavior and to instill values ​​of citizenship for the benefit of all citizens, at a time when the town rose to travel with these types of vehicles" .

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