Personnel tests at the Military Engineers Command in the Bogotá headquarters.
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The initiative aims at raising awareness among motorcyclists to decrease accident rates and achieve the institutional goal of zero accidents.
The Staff Command, through the Department of Direction and Preservation of Security of the National Army, launched a campaign directed to Colombian military and civilians, who use motorcycles to work or every day purposes.
The initiative aims at making motorcyclists aware of good habits, behaviors and safe behavior on the road to decrease accident rates and achieve the institutional goal of zero accidents. The project was created considering the increase in the number of deaths and injuries on the roads caused mostly by high and low cylinder motorcycles, and in which both children and adults are involved.
The tests consist of riding through a virtual track, which evaluates the maneuvers of the motorcyclists in different spaces of the city, with the usual changes of climate and regulatory traffic signals. A second test takes place in a real environment that consists of riding through a series of obstacles in which the driver must take the necessary precautions to avoid affecting the track. The tests performed are based on daily life behaviors, and are used to evaluate the skills and the proper handling of traffic signals, because this is vital when it comes to preventing accidents, expressed Second Sergeant Juan Martínez, member of the Department of Direction and Preservation of Security of the National Army.
So far, more than 1,000 motorcyclists from different units have been trained across the country, 40 of which are members of the Military Engineers Command. The initiative is expected to reach all sorts of drivers and deliver certificates to those who comply with the regulations and required scores.