Near 500 students three secondary schools in the towns of Huércal-Overa and Pulpí participated today in a new edition of the 'On Wheels', an initiative of the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, which it aims to sensitize young people to traffic accidents. During the day, held at the Auditorium Theater in Huércal-Overa, It has developed a show called 'Road Show', including real evidence of professional emergency services and the victims themselves and their families.
The activity counted with the participation of the government delegate of the Board in Almería, Gracia Fernández and territorial delegate of Education, Francisca Fernández. Both have reminded young people "the importance of a responsible attitude when driving and need to be aware of the dangers of alcohol and other substances at the wheel".
Gracia Fernández stressed that "this is the second time this day, the Road Show on Wheels program, It is performed in Huércal-Overa, where already there was another in 2010 ". On this occasion they were attended by a total of 485 students, IES Mar Serena of Pulpí and Albujaira and Cura Valera, both in Huércal-Overa.
The 'On Wheels' is part of the Comprehensive Plan of Care for Accident of the Ministry of Health, establishing various measures to inform and raise awareness about traffic accidents and risk factors. The plan has the active participation of the Ministry of Education, local corporations and associations AESLEME (Spanish Association for the Study of Spinal Cord Injury) e IRSA (International Safety Academy).
Through 'on Wheels' is intended to both reduce the number of traffic accidents and their consequences among the population, and sensitize young people in education and promote among this population changes in attitude towards risk behaviors. The program includes two main activities: the campaign 'It Could Happen to You', It is consisting of informative talks and show 'Road Show', that through a multimedia presentation combines real testimonies of policemen, firefighters and health professionals, dramatized with images and the intervention of three students of the school who attend the day.
During the day today, the 485 students participating in the program have moved to the Teatro Auditorio de Huércal-Overa to attend the Road Show. In this show they have included members of the emergency services in charge of helping the accident victims, and people who have had one of these claims and their families.
Interventions are interspersed with videos in which images are displayed simulated accident. This is complemented with a staging that simulates the environment of a nightclub and which is intended for young people to feel more identified and disposed to receive the different messages in the session.
With the edition held today, They are already 15 the conference on Wheels program in the province, in which they have participated near 8.000 Almeria young, Adra, Berja, Cuevas del Almanzora, El Ejido, Huercal-Overa, Macael, Nijar, Olula River, Roquetas de Mar, Viator and Vícar.