Traffic agents are intensifying the distribution of reflective vests, within the campaign for all Galicia at this time of year, but with greater concern after the rebound of abuses in the province. The last cost the life on Saturday to a woman of 76 years in A Valens (Barbados).
The action is part of an awareness and awareness campaign that also includes talks aimed at the elderly in the different councils. The most common profile of fatalities caused by collisions in Galicia is usually over 65 years old, dressed in dark clothing that walks near their home on secondary roads, without a reflective safety vest and that crosses outside the pedestrian crossings. However, Traffic remembers that, so far this year, three of the four road accidents in which pedestrians killed by a vehicle died took place in urban centers.
To this day, the total number of fatalities due to road accidents in the province of Orense amounts to 12, which means that 33% of them were pedestrians, to which are added another 20 that were injured in varying consideration. For this reason, the Provincial Traffic Headquarters, together with the Traffic Sub-sector of the Civil Guard of Orense, is carrying out a campaign to raise awareness among pedestrians about the importance of pedestrians being visible to drivers. 500 vests(especially sewn-in reflective fabric) will be handed out until the end of this year and talks will be held in the town halls, especially in those where there are more abuses.
Every year Galicia is 5 points above the national average in terms of death due to abuses and, therefore, the Civil Guard wants to highlight "the need to insist on the use of high visibility vests, also day and not only at dusk, when it is mandatory, in order to avoid any mistakes or errors that the approaching driver may have. "