On 24, 25 and 26 October 2017 celebrated at the Educational Center in Road Safety these conferences of motorbikes and bicycles.
Organised by the Educational Center in Road Safety of the Mobility Area of the City Council of Granada, were teached by the Association Vespacito and Mutua Motera.
Objectives: To stress in the training of one of the main risk groups in traffic accidents in Granada: young people using two wheeled vehicles. These conferences are theorical - practical and are teached at the premises of the ERS, with municipal resources.
There are five assistance centers are:
A total of 175 students.
Granada is a city recovering from economic crisis and increasing its vehicle fleet compared with previous year: 145.323 (2017) versus 144.443 (2016).
Two wheeled vehicules, object of these conferences, represent 38.751, whereof:
Represent almost the 27% of the total of the fleet.
There is an possitive evolution of accidents with two wheeled vehicles in Granada:
Vehícles used for labour/study reasons, accidents are mostly from Monday to Friday.
Age of users: young people between 21 and 25 years
Use of helmet : practically 99%
Accidents hot spots in 2016 were: Avda. Andalucia/Cruz del Sur (5), Cmno. Ronda con Azorin (4), Cmno. Ronda with Marquez de la Ensenada (3), Plaza Rotary with Paseo del Violon (3).
Offences: distracted driving, Not keeping security distance, not obbey : traffic lights, pedestrian crossings or stop signs.
Most of people involved in moped accidents are young people about twenty years old and accidents occur in usual work schedules.
Vehicule mostly used to go to work
Time slot: Most of motorbike accidents are between week and midday.
Age of users: 26 to 55 years. Mostly men.
Use of helmet: 98% uses it.
Streets with more accident rate: Camino de Ronda, Recogidas, Avda. de la Constitución mostly. As positive date accidents in Acera del Darro with Puente Castañeda has been decreased.
Causes: Not keeping security distance, illegal overtakings, distractions, not respecting priority .
It is important to remark that most of accidents are involved middle aged people and with their driving licenses recently granted, so may be related, their accidents with the over confidence in themselves and the lack of experience driving a motorbike.
According to the diagnosys made with the Urban Road Safety Plan, two wheeled vehicle collective is specially vulnerable and so one of the risk groups the City Council is more interested in.
Actuation undertaking to this purpose:
This new in Granada.org.
Delegation of Protection and Mobility.
City of Granada