ADRA Local Police will be running a week-long campaign focusing on vehicle maintenance.
Under an initiative promoted by the Directorate General of Traffic, and with the collaboration of the local council, from next Monday January 20 to Sunday January 26, officers will be carrying out vehicle checks concentrating on safety elements like steering, brakes, suspension and tyres.
“Investing in vehicle maintenance is investing in safety”, commented Adra Safety and Mobility councillor Patricia Berenguel.
“The council is always going to join all campaigns which develop good practice on the road, whether from the point of view of the driver, pedestrian or cyclist, always in the interests of managing to reduce and accident rates and improving highway safety”, the councillor made clear.
The local authority raised the point that the age of a vehicle could be a risk factor due to lacking newly introduced safety systems and equipment and because of the number of kilometres they have clocked up. The council stressed that maintenance of the main safety elements is therefore essential to prevent accidents.
Adra council collaborated on a number of provincial police drink-driving campaigns last year through the Local Police force, for which the DGT lent digital ethyl alcohol flow meters and vehicles for carrying out different kinds of checks.
The local authority has also contributed to the monthly national statistics on drink-driving controls and road traffic accidents with victims.