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Jumilla adheres to a campaign to control the use of seat belts in the DGT (10/02/2009)

The General Directorate of Traffic, in accordance with the commitments in the Road Safety Strategic Plan 2005-2009 and its Action Plan for 2009, will take place throughout the country, the first of the campaigns control of seat belts and other restraint systems approved by drivers and passengers.

Jumilla has joined the campaign of the DGT.

According to the councilman said Primitivo Gonzalez Traffic "this type of campaign is very important since the use of seat belts significantly reduces cases of accidental death."

In our town, checks will be performed by local police in urban areas and by Civil Guard officers outside the village.

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From the DGT, through the Provincial Traffic Department, state that "although the percentage of use of security elements maintain an upward trajectory, there are worrying gaps in use among the citizens who travel in the rear seats and, in general, paths in urban areas. "

The campaign will be developed until 22 February and will proceed with the control of the use of seat belts, and other approved restraint systems, a number approximately one million vehicles, which give an idea the use of such safety devices on the road.

A special campaign that all local authorities are invited.

In the statement of the Provincial Traffic Department indicated that "the urban area is the environment where the highest number of trips made and which are consolidated with driving habits.

Every journey begins and ends in urban areas and the involvement of municipalities in the awareness of risk factors driving is an indisputable fact. "

The same sources added that "despite being the oldest protective device, the seat belt is the most efficient and effective, reducing the possibility of death by almost 50% in case of accident.

Moreover, the airbag is most effective if the occupants are seat belts.

Still, the percentage of passenger car drivers and passengers who died that could have saved his life while wearing a seat belt, was close to 25% in 2007. "

Finally, note that "the widespread use of the belt in any seat on all journeys have been avoided, in 2007, the loss of 224 lives in our country.

Their efficiency is very high especially at the speeds of cars circulating in the urban area. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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