The Automobile Club Brescia undertakes to contribute to preventing road accidents over the next few years through the following specific actions:
- As part of the activity for young people, the association is about to set up, in a specially prepared area in the vicinity of the headquarters in Brescia, a permanent school camp at which intensive and methodological practical road safety activities will be carried out. The school camp is designed in accordance with a route that provides a perfect simulation of the most significant situations that arise in road traffic (different types of crossroads, stop signs, give way signs, roundabouts, etc.). In this context, one of the specific activities will be that of teaching adolescents to drive mopeds. Indeed, as of next January, the moped test will also entail a practical driving test. The activity will therefore focus specifically but not exclusively on fourteen-year-olds, who will be transported to the school camp of the Automobile Club Brescia by the city schools. Over the entire school year, some 2,500 children are expected to take part. The theory will be based on an initial lesson providing an illustration of the operational characteristics of two-wheeled vehicles, and then a longer second lesson will focus on teaching how to drive properly. Since the Automobile Club Brescia is particularly interested in sustainable mobility, the school camp will also have an electric moped so as to encourage young people to become familiar with forms of transport that have zero environmental impact.
The teaching activity will be carried out by driving school instructors selected specially by the Automobile Club Brescia. The association will ensure that they complete a specific training course.
- In order to improve sustainable mobility, the Automobile Club Brescia carries out specific initiatives to improve traffic flow by making available effective infomobility tools. Extending the experience already piloted by the Automobile Club Milano, the Automobile Club Brescia is preparing to make a radio traffic activity available to drivers in partnership with a number of radio broadcasters in the area. The aim of the operation is to provide up-to-date information on the traffic situation in the city and the metropolitan belt so that drivers can avoid and bypass possible traffic jams appropriately.
A partial demonstration of this activity, to be undertaken over the coming months, can be found on the website: www.brescia.aci.it.