MORE than 350 senior citizens attended talks on road safety in Velez Malaga last week, aimed at teaching them how to stay safe on the roads.
Senior Citizens’ Councillor Sergio Hijano and Local Police road safety officer Eva Gonzalez attended the final session at the Capuchinos seniors’ centre on Friday (November 13) and reported on the campaign.
“We’re aware of the need to inform senior citizens and train them up in road safety, teach them what to do in the case of an accident and encourage habits to avoid them happening,” Hijano said.
The activities, held at Velez-Malaga, Torre del Mar, Lagos, Triana and Benajarafe day centres, are part of a multidisciplinary project run by the council department, Local Police and health centres.
“The talks teach people of the need for drivers, passengers and pedestrians to stay safe and even include a coach evacuation drill,” the councillor explained.
Eva Gonzalez said: “It’s very important to get this information out to the public in general and especially groups at particular risk including children and seniors.”