The National Road Safety Agency will deliver helmets and vests to motodeliveries in the city of Monteros, Tucumán. The objective is to promote and raise awareness about the importance of its use. In the north of the country, 6 out of 10 road victims are motorcycle users.
The National Road Safety Agency (ANSV), a body dependent on the Ministry of Transportation, will deliver helmets and vests to motorcycle workers in the Tucuman city of Monteros, within the framework of the Federal Program for the Delivery of Helmets and Reflective vest Equipment. This initiative seeks to promote and raise awareness about the importance of wearing a helmet, the main element of protection for this type of user. Motorcyclists registered in the local jurisdiction will receive the appropriate equipment after completing a safe motorcycle riding course.
“As a State, we are responsible for implementing public policies by solving the specific problems in road safety that arise in each region. Our objective is to take care of the lives of Argentines, and in this particular case, of all the people they get on a motorcycle to work,” highlighted the executive director of the National Road Safety Agency, Pablo Martínez Carignano.
According to the statistics of the ANSV Road Observatory, according to accident reports for 2021, motorcyclists represent 49 percent of those killed as a result of road accidents so far this year, being mainly young men between the ages of 15 and 34 years. In addition, the data show that in the north of the country, 6 out of 10 fatalities are motorcycle occupants. The motorcycle helmet is the main safety element. For this reason, it is important that motorcycle users use the helmet and that they always check that it is well placed and correctly fastened. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), wearing a helmet reduces the risk of death by 40 percent and the chances of serious injury by up to 70 percent.