Ourense City Council (Ourense has 110,000 inhabitants) is responsible for local administration and public service, and employs a total of 1,600 members of staff.
The Ourense City Council multidisciplinary volunteer group (made up of firemen, police officers, educators, etc.) provides ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION.
Commitment renewed 2009 – 2012
Actions are carried out on public roads and in classrooms with prevention and awareness campaigns backed up by education programmes in classrooms, neighbourhood associations, the prison, parents’ associations, the university and adult education centres.
The multidisciplinary approach targets:
- Youth: prevention, alternative driver
- Adults: pedestrians and crashes
- Children: child restraint systems
- Accident victims: guidance, aid and psychological support
Dissemination: hundreds of radio and local TV commercials, advertisements in the local and provincial press, and 55,000 information leaflets.
Technical days, advanced university courses and road safety integration activities have also been organised to provide continuity.
Team: multidisciplinary working group, comprising psychologists, educators, lawyers, healthcare workers, firemen and police officers.
Names of the main projects: “Ponte un cero en alcohol”, “Deixate ver”, “Conduce dulcemente”, “Proyecto Moucho”, “Educación Vial para inmigrantes”.
Targets: the general public in the community sphere, thousands of people.