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The National Assembly highlighted the support of police officers to improve road safety
Thirteen officials from the National Directorates of Traffic Control and Road Safety and Health of the National Police received recognition for their training in road safety for transport operators in Quito. The event was held on January 31 in the José Mejía Lequerica Room of the National Assembly of Ecuador.
Assemblywoman María José Carrión, manager and representative of the foundation, said that accident rates on the country’s roads are worrying, so she stressed the importance of rectifying the legislation related to this issue, to counteract this problem. «I am sure that in the future we can definitely avoid the death of people on the tracks. We will continue with the support for the road safety training of the National Police. »
The training, which was given for 4 hours to 600 people from five transit operators in Quito, was intended to educate and prevent deaths due to accidents. During one month the learning was carried out on topics such as defensive driving, Traffic Law and first aid.
General Lenin Bolaños, Inspector General of the uniformed institution, pointed out that priority should be given to education, since statistics on morbidity due to traffic accidents are worrisome, which are higher than violent deaths. He also congratulated the police officers for the service of training the community. «Thank you very much for the effort delivered. We will continue working for our citizens and leaders, protected by the traffic regulations, «he said.
He also said that this task will continue, through knowledge and planning. A work that implies the commitment of the trilogy: driver, pedestrian and authorities.
In the event, Assemblywoman María José Carrión, accompanied by General Bolaños, presented the decorations to Colonel Manuel Íñiguez, National Director of Health and Lieutenant Colonel Barreiro, National Director of Traffic Control and Road Safety, for their support in the training carried out.
Likewise, the trainers in road safety of the National Police and the five urban transport operators of #Quito, received certificates for the support provided and the skills received.
For Galo Salazar, representative of the Association of Transporters of the South of Quito, the actions they carry out seek to improve the service they provide to society. «The commitment must be from the carriers and the citizens, improvements in road safety only occur when we adhere to the laws,» he said. / DNCE / M. Rojas