The institute has been functioning in Pordenone since the 1950s; it is attended by 513 students and employs 75 people. The institute issues diplomas that enable students to go to university or give them speedy access to the labour market. Some graduates go on to become quantity surveyors; in fact, 539 are members of the College of Quantity Surveyors.
Over the next few years, the Istituto Tecnico Statale per Geometri "Pertini" will carry out an awareness and road safety education campaign, targeting its students in particular, and in general all those living in Pordenone Municipality.
The initiative will directly involve physics in road safety education. It will be carried out with the involvement of one student in the third year at the institute and with the support of Pordenone Municipality.
During an initial phase, five information posters will be designed, featuring different physics topics focusing on laboratory experiments linked to situations involving recurrent road safety problems. These posters will be exhibited in the entrance hall of the institute to raise awareness among the 513 students.
During the second phase, five different billboards on road safety education will be designed, featuring situations similar to those on the posters. The billboards will be exhibited in a reduced format in the entrance hall of the institute and in a larger format (6x2 metres) on certain roads in Pordenone to raise user awareness about the correct use of roads. The billboards will be potentially visible to the entire population of Pordenone (51,404 inhabitants).