Safe holiday 2012: the Italian campaign for road safety has been presented

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The campaign “Vacanze Sicure 2012” (Safe holiday 2012), which is meant to enhance road safety and reduce accidents in Italy, has just been presented.

With summer approaching, the alarm for road safety goes off: in summer, indeed, the number of car accidents increase a lot. The Italian national campaign “Vacanze Sicure 2012” (Safe holiday 2012), presented by the Director of Traffic Police Service of Lombardy Compartment Tommaso Cacciapaglia and by the Director of Assogomma Fabio Bertolotti, is meant to increase the control on tyres and in general to enhance road safety, reducing in this way the number of car accidents.

The increase in the number of car accidents in summer is nothing new, and this is due to many different causes: obviously the holiday or trip departures make the number of circulating vehicles increase – and some of these vehicles are driven by people that do not usually drive, or at least not for long journeys – and consequently the probabilities to make an accident multiply. When they are on holiday some people might also tend to drink a bit more and then drive, which might be very dangerous. Also tiredness, especially if you drive for many kilometres to reach your travel destination, can be one of the causes of car accidents. Besides all these variables, there might be also other factors, which are connected to the state of vehicles and especially of tyres.

It is above all to control the conditions of tyres and the respect of other safety regulations (the use of baby car seats and of safety belts, for example) that the Italian campaign “Vacanze Sicure 2012” has been organized. The initiative will focus on the roads of three Italian regions (one in the north, Lombardy, one in the south, Campania, and an island, Sicily), which gather almost 30% of Italian traffic. In these three regions the controls of traffic police will be intensified, while in all the other regions the controls will go on as usual. The traffic police members that will be involved in the campaign will monitor the use of safety belts, the efficiency of vehicles and above all the state of tyres. In order to make their controls as accurate as possible, the traffic police have been trained by Assogomma to be able to check tyre makings and homologation (only homologated tyres ensure compliance with the safety requirements imposed by the European Union) and more in general their conditions. The routine checks carried out by the Traffic Police often show that many vehicles have worn, damage or deflated tyres, a problem that should not be underestimated, as the use of bad tyres can be the cause of many accidents. Moreover, using damaged tyres or tyres that do not have the right pressure, you can have disadvantages not only as far as road safety is concerned, but also in terms of fuel consumption: with deflated tyres car consume more (which is bad for the environment but also for your wallet) and you need to change them more often. For this reason it is advisable to constantly control the state of tyres: in Italy there are over 50,000 tyre repairers that make free tyre checks.

 

 

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