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European Road Safety Charter
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Organisation details

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
After more than sixteen years implementing Road Safety Education activities, from Puente Genil city council, through the local police, and being the sixth consecutive edition of the "Puente Genil Educa" Program, we can say with satisfaction that we have overcome all the difficulties for the program implementation, because we always saw them as a stimulus to our creativity and as opportunities to grow. A proof of this is that, although it was impossible to have a traffic playground, we used "the street" to practice Road Safety Education as a pedestrian and as a cyclist.
What are your objectives? 
PUENTE GENIL EDUCA, it is an education program for Road Safety which aims to achieve a safer and more sustainable mobility in Puente Genil, in accordance with the policies of the European Union.
It comes every year to more than 2,600 children and young people aged between 3 and 18, in pre-school education, primary and secondary and high school.
It promotes Road Safety Education for children and young people, such as pedestrians, travellers and cyclists, safe school environments and protection of the most vulnerable road users, such as old people, immigrants, disable people...

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Friday, 1 January, 2016 to Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Name of action 

Margarita Road Police and Falin (3 years) The start of the school stage generates new mobility needs to go back and forth from home to school. Because of their psychophysical and developmental characteristics, these children are vulnerable to suffer traffic accidents. We generate with this activity habits and safe behabiours through all the implicated educational agents: parents, teachers, policemen ... Small convert their advice into agents of social transformation for the safe mobility of their families ... " Dad, Mom, seatbelt, do not run, do not take the mobile ...Police friend (5 years) At this age, the rule is valid because it usually comes from an adult. The example of parents and older people is the most effective edcational procedure. The activity will finish with a visit by the local police, pupils talk to the cops, ride their bikes and feel the closeness of the police friend. We create habits for the acquisition of road sense and foster public awareness attitudes for safe and sustainable mobility.Pedestrian in the city (7 years) At this age, the figure of relatives and teachers is the key to successful learning. We must be real models for children, and teach them with our example to acquire competencies and skills for safe mobility. We create in students an attitude of collaboration, respect and contribution to road safety, trying to reflect an appropriate behavior, showing them right and wrong situations as pedestrians.Pedestrian on road and the traveler (9 years) At this age, children have a higher degree of autonomy, we deepen in their behavior as users of public and private transport, school transport and family. As more autonomous pedestrians, we prepare them to develop a critical spirit, inviting them to reflect on the various controversial situations they may encounter in the use of public roads as a pedestrian in city and highway.The bicycle. From the Toy to the Vehicle (11) Not forgetting its obligations as a pedestrian and traveler, we approach the students the bicycle, proposing them -to his age -a use as a vehicle and not a toy. They learn the possibilities of this mean of transportation, internalize the rules and respect to other users, and acquire skills and attitudes to share the roads as supportive and respectful cyclists.The Moped and the Helmet (13 years) At this age, it is acquiered an increased capacity for reflection, the rules are no longer accepted just because the customs, officials, parents, teachers, and so on,  impose them, but by the personal recognition of its value. They begin to acquire supportive and respectful values ​​for safe mobility as moped rider.Road Safety and Youth (15 years) Driving accidents that affect young people are a serious problem whose unfortunate consequences are shown at many different levels, (fatal accidents, irrecoverable injuries, sociofamiliar damages, economical costs, and so on.) We introduce these young students to acquire supportive, ethical and respectful values, raising their awareness on the idea that, in most cases, traffic accidents are unavoidable, especially with good judgement values.Alcohol and Road Safety (17 years) Alcohol / drugs and driving relationship is one of the  aspect of road safety that concerns the most, since around 25% of all road deaths in Europe are related to this factor. With this activity, we propose these young people that, from the awareness and social consciousness, they assume a role of "road safety activist" against "alcohol / drugs and driving." We will make road safety workshops for vulnerable road users.

Evaluation

What has been the effect of the activities? 
Depending on the program activity, a different type of assessment is used. In theoretical activities and workshops, it starts with an initial assessment carried out by a test and direct questions, which serve to adapt the content, activities and methodology. Also it continuously evaluates the theoretical activity booklets.In practical activities on public roads, educators use a direct assessment, checking the correct use of bicycles and good behavior as pedestrian.
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
The spread of "Puente Genil Educa" program is made by the press office of Puente Genil City Council, through traditional media (written press, radio, television ...) and by the educators of the program through the use of networks and new technologies. "Education Vial Puente Genil " has its own profile on social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, its own YouTube channel, presence on the website of Puente Genil City Council and on the website of the European Road Safety Charter, and also through posters and educational booklets for students to take home.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 

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