Rally Acropolis: Emphasis on road safety

The first phase of the road safety actions “Road Safety” in the context of this year’s Rally Acropolis, with a simulation of a collision and the release of an injured person, culminated today, September 8, at the Zappeion Megaron.

The event was honored by the presence of the President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, the Technical Director of the FIA, Nikolas Tombazis, the Deputy Minister of Sports, Lefteris Avgenakis, the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Lefteris Oikonomou, and the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Michalis Papadopoulos.

During the simulation, a vehicle collided head-on, where a passenger car, old technology, made a free fall from a height of 10 meters, to hit the ground at a speed of 50 km / h. The project was supervised by the NTUA, with the responsible professor of the Vehicle Laboratory, Dimitris Koulocheris.

Olympian Olga Vasdeki played the role of the “trapped” driver. 112 was notified, EL.AS arrived. to demarcate the scene, then the Fire Department to release the “injured”, and EKAB to transport her to the hospital.

The program promotes good road safety practices and messages and is based on the FIA ​​Global # 3500lives campaign, which aims to reduce casualties in road accidents, which reach 3,500 worldwide every 24 hours – that is, at least two people every minute. According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, in 2019 in our country there were 10,712 road accidents that caused the death or injury of people, while about 700 people lose their lives on the asphalt every year, without counting the deaths due to a car accident.

The president of the International Automobile Federation, Jean Todt, stated, among other things:

Every year, 1.4 million deaths are recorded worldwide due to road accidents. We know how to prevent them, and Rally Acropolis is a workshop for promoting safe driving messages. I would like to express my admiration and support for the Greek government’s efforts to improve road safety. I am here to help you!

FIA Technical Director Nikolas Tombazis said he was very excited about the return of the Rally Acropolis to the WRC calendar, focusing his speech on the transfer of technology from motorsport, and especially from F1 on the road, with the aim of reducing road accidents. .

As he said, FIA as a regulatory authority promotes innovation, citing the example of the development of a helmet especially for the less affluent countries, which meets all modern standards and costs just 17 euros.


Source: Autoblog.gr by www.autoblog.gr.

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