Motorcyclists' safety: capacity building

Within the framework of the South-South cooperation project signed between the government of Uruguay and El Salvador, which aims to strengthen El Salvador's capacities for sustainable road safety management, a new stage of the capacity building process began this week.

In a first opportunity, and for a period of four weeks, more than 150 technicians selected by VMT and FONAT, belonging to CONASEVI and CODESEVI, including examiners, academy instructors and Land Transit Unit, among others, participated in an online training with technicians from Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez through the FGR Campus platform. The purpose of the training was to generate specific knowledge on motorcyclist's safe mobility from the perspective of safe road safety systems, deepening knowledge on the motorcyclist's role in traffic. Basic concepts on motorcycle safety, the global and regional context, and the rationale for working on the safety of motorcyclists to avoid fatalities and serious injuries were discussed, among other topics that included crash dynamics or technical aspects of motorcycles.

This week begins the second stage of this process of capacity building, where the knowledge learned will be tested and, in addition, there will be a practical instruction on safe motorcycle riding, thus leaving capacities installed in local teams for the development of trainers of trainers, who can replicate the knowledge to different users and incorporate improvements in their practices from the reinforcement of concepts and tools related to the safety of motorcyclists.

All instances seek to save lives, as it ultimately benefits Salvadoran motorcycle users.

This project works directly with VMT and FONAT authorities, with the articulation of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation - AUCI, the El Salvador Agency for International Cooperation - ESCO, and the Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation, as well as with the support of the Puma Energy Foundation.

Capacitación Motocicletas - El Salvador

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