CYCLING IS enjoying a resurgence in Torrevieja and along with manifesto promises by Eduardo Dolon to expand the number of cycling routes, the city’s Policia Local have offered Road safety classes in all of Torrevieja’s schools over the past nine months.
The XXI School Driver Education Course was conducted by Torrevieja’s Local Police force under the heading “Commitment in Road Education; Bet on the Future’. The course involved 4,294 students, including parents from the AMPA belonging to 21 schools in the Torrevieja region plus schools from Los Montesinos, Dolores, Benijófar and San Miguel de Salinas.
The coordinator-teacher of the driver education courses, Adolfo Rodriguez Jodar, reported that over the last school term a total of 341 hours was spent in classroom teaching in all Torrevieja’s schools plus another 236 hours of cycling and road safety practice in the Traffic Playground located in the grounds of the Headquarters of the Policia Local with the age levels ranging from preschool through 11 year olds.
The main course objective was to reduce the number of traffic accidents involving children. All students received their own ‘driving licence’ upon completion of the course.
By Keith Nicol